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PERPLEX CITY, SEASON ZERO
Project Syzygy
Life without cards


Theories

  • The audio overdub may be the results of the social study by Sarah Covington mentioned in Errorlog 5957496696.cache. The title "Subject: Civilisation and Late Stage Urbanisation, A Phase 2 Consumer Transition" sounds like it would fit this overdub.
  • The video was shot in Shinjuku, a Tokyo entertainment district. The pictures in the images section are proof of that theory: (the right parts are from the video), Comparison 1 and Comparison 2

Content

  • Original 2-16-05 video available here
  • Flashes of dates and names of US newspapers:
1) 17th February : USA Today
2) 22nd February : New York Sun
3) 23rd February : The Times, London
4) BLANK
5) BLANK
6) 8th March : LA Times
7) BLANK
8) BLANK
9) BLANK
10) BLANK
11) 21st March : The Guardian
  • Voiceover to the video is transcribed as:

"There is a theme that has risen again and again in our studies across all relevant disciplines. The similarities between our peoples are truly profound and consequently serve to make the differences all the more shocking. It is as though our modern-day societies took our collective cultural experiences - all of our shared histories - and learned from it completely different lessons. One could expect, then, a feeling of alienation from the subjects of our studies. This is not so. Our researchers have, instead, come to identify very strongly with their counterparts on the other side of the current. The rhythm we occupy seems to be a long period of comfortable familiarity, with a counterpoint of sudden, and often sharp, culture shock."

  • UPDATED 19.02.05 - Video now has extra papers in the blank spaces:
  • New Video available here
1) 17th February : USA Today
2) 22nd February : New York Sun
3) 23rd February : The Times, London
4) 28th February : Sydney Daily Telegraph
5) BLANK
6) 5th March : Toronto Globe and Mail
7) 8th March : LA Times
8) BLANK
9) BLANK
10) BLANK
11) 21st March : The Guardian
  • UPDATED 01.03.05 - Video now has extra papers in the blank spaces and the date for the NY Sun was fixed:
  • New Video available here
1) 17th February : USA Today
2) 23rd February : New York Sun
3) 23rd February : The Times, London
4) 28th February : Sydney Daily Telegraph
5) 2nd March: La Presse
6) 5th March : Toronto Globe and Mail
7) 8th March : LA Times
8) BLANK
9) 14th March: South China Morning Post
10) BLANK
11) 21st March : The Guardian
  • UPDATED 11.03.05 - Video details two meet-ups - one in New York and one in London
  • Video Download here.
1) 17th February : USA Today
2) 23rd February : New York Sun
3) 23rd February : The Times, London
4) 28th February : Sydney Daily Telegraph
5) 2nd March: La Presse
6) 5th March : Toronto Globe and Mail
7) 8th March : LA Times
8a) NOW : New York City
8b) SE Fifth and 40th : Alice
9) 14th March: South China Morning Post
10a) 19th March : 12h-13h GMT
10b) http://www.abbeyroad.co.uk/virtual_visit/webcam/ : Ask for Dinah
11) 21st March : The Guardian


Images

Lost Cube
Video Comparison 1
Video Comparison 2
Video Comparison 3


Archin1.jpg Gatehouse 24 set the stage for our earliest interaction with Perplex City. A series of Errorlogs reveal co-workers who discussed policy, and friends who discussed Shoes. Also, tidbits of culture, including an odd Video and an ancient quote are introduced. The entry on this wiki regarding Perplexcity.com covers this material, as well.

Fran Mendling - Henrik Tanner - Sarah Covington - Elizabeth Lee - Juliane Pero - Lyssa Ling - S Ling - S Marchant