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Written by Steve Dietz   
Mar 18, 2006 at 06:08 PM


C5 Quest for Success

The C5 Quest for Success is an urban game about testing the analysis, management, and decision skills necessary for success in Silicon Valley. The goal of the game is locate the C5 Corporation Mobile Office through a process of navigating through pre-defined geo-cached sites where location clues are revealed. On each of three evenings the winner has an opportunity to pitch their proposal to an individual who can change their destiny and provide a golden opportunity: an Artist Residency at the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program at the Montalvo Arts Center

Over three evenings of the ZeroOne Festival, five GoCars are used in a competitive urban street game involving navigation and decision strategy. Potential competitors submit their qualifications online in a pre-festival process and are publicly profiled. From the pool of candidates C5 selects 15 competitors based on a list of published criteria. There are three competitions in which five competitors are paired with 5 C5 drivers.

Each vehicle is equipped with on board database of audio clues and instructional information that can be activated by the location and behavior of the GoCar. The ZeroOne Festival footprint will be thoroughly mapped for shared interaction and specific geo-cached locations established specific to each GoCar experience. The objective is for the competitor to interact with the C5 driver to navigate through the set of geo-cached clues that indicate where the C5 Mobile Corporate Office is. The clue system is embedded with useful and non-useful information. The game design is structured to test the creativity, analysis, problem solving, management and communication skills of the competitors.

Inside the C5 Mobile Corporate Office are guests who are in a position to offer the winner both the opportunity to pitch themselves, their idea or their project and a substantial reward if the so determine. C5 intends to use the process to provide a service to interested industry, art and culture organizations to help them identify the best qualified candidates.

Example: Gordon Knox, Christiane Paul, Barbara Gordon are in the C5 Mobile Office with a C5 facilitator and together they determine if the first to arrive receives a residency/project opportunity or if they are rejected in favor of the next arriving competitor. The process is clearly designed to also challenge the evaluators' evaluating.

The project requires a home base of operations. Here the cars can be on display along with C5 Quest for Success support and collateral materials. Each evening competition begins with an introduction of the competitors and the exiting of the GoCars into San Jose.

Last Updated ( Jul 17, 2006 at 03:31 PM )
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