Tracking Agama is an investigation in mobile and location-based storytelling. Using a combination of SMS messaging, voice calls and blog entries, Tracking Agama leads its participants on a narrative-based exploration of Los Angeles, in pursuit of the missing urban researcher, Agama, who has left a mysterious final post on his blog. Participants use a bit of detective work to find keywords embedded within locations around the city, while also discovering the hidden gems of downtown Los Angeles. These keywords are used to access Agama’s voice-activated and phone-accessible research notes, to send and receive SMS messages from Agama and his assistant, and receive calls from the virtual characters.
[Team: Jen Stein, Scott Ruston, Will Carter, Tripp Millican, Todd Furmanski]