A game where players access and add to a world of natural information,
geographically indexed. The product of the game is a flexible memory repository
consisting of html, image, and any other type of digital files indexed
by their geographic location. The database has the capability of being
fractally expanded, cloned and individualized to suit various needs. The
ObjectoftheGame is to: 1)learn about the world in a natural, fun and easy
to approach manner. 2) to make your name go higher up the CREDITS bracket adding to the game content,
3) learn about the diversity of earth, 4) learn about the geography of
earth, 5) find EasterEggs.
This game can be played passively in front of a computer, or actively
outside with a gps unit and a camera. The goal is to explore the world
and see what's there. If future generations of fishermen grow to
appreciate the most valuable treasure we have here on earth - the diversity
of life and understand the importance of retaining it, we'll all be the
richer. Cordially you are invited to play the fishnthesea game.
It's pretty easy, just take a look around you and notice what's living there.
Go to your yards, go to parks, go on far-flung expeditions and take pictures
labeled with their GPS location. Do a little resesarch to find out
what the creatures scientific name are. Email the labeled pictures and a
text file with the following information, 1 line per picture:
picture filename ; Title; Common Name; Scientific Name; latitude, longitude;
Date; Photographer name
Send them to:firstname.lastname@example.org or ftp them to a folder you create on the
cetus.ucsd.edu/incoming ftp site, and we will develop this game into something
fun and useful for education. This site can be used as a wrapper,
or skin for any kind of database. Geographic indexing makes sense.
We hope you consider playing the game and following William Ritter's admonition that we all become