Connecting the dots

Have you heard of a dotmocracy? It’s a pretty cool concept… you write an issue or idea on a piece of paper and folks can fill in a little bubble indicating how much they agree or disagree with the statement. It’s not only a great way to get a feel for how a group is thinking about things, but it starts conversations. And it’s something that we’re going to be doing at ARGFest this year.

We’ll have posters up throughout the conference where you can add your thoughts and even elaborate on them if you want. Friday, right before the last session of the day, we’ll quickly flip through the posters and let everyone know some of the results, talk about some of the controversies (or lack thereof), and see how we compare with the folks participating online. After the Fest, we’ll post the results for all to see.

Tbe thing is… we need ideas & issues to put on the posters. That’s where you come in! Tweet your ideas, using the #argfest & #dot hashtags, and we’ll put the best dozen or so up for the dotmocracy. Don’t tweet? Then leave a comment!

Here are a couple examples to get you started:

  • There will never be a mainstream ARG.
  • All media will become transmedia.
  • Puzzles are pointless!


  1. ARGs can’t create as much dramatic tension as films because they lack a soundtrack.

    Something like that?

  2. @oraclle exactly like that! got any more?

  3. Not right now, sorry. It was just something I’ve been thinking about/playing with for a few weeks.

  4. How about:

    - ARGs can only be profitable as advertising campaigns
    - ARGs can be enjoyed by anyone

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