Paying attention to attention
I just adore your mind! I suck at remembering rules so was about to jot these down in my Notes app on my phone and laughed at the absurdity of that so going to write down in a pocket sized notebook for future reference. Curious how context not just generation would affect this game - context of town/city size I mean. . . are more densely populated areas more prone to devices or have they infected the whole world. . .
They make these little score counter strings of beads that move up and down for keeping track of strokes on a golf hole. High handicap golfers often use them to count their strokes when they otherwise might lose track. They hook to the golf bag for convenience. I can envision something similar hooked to belt loops of Node Vice Players for analog point tracking. It would be less cumbersome than pencil and notebook.
Excellent! Node Vice is a perfect way to describe the game and what's playing out on the streets everywhere. (If we do it, we are not allowed to keep score on our devices.)
Love it! I was "in" from the beginning of your article. As I read along & got to the part about giving a person "a reason" for not being absorbed in a device a sparkle bubble popped in my mind. Perhaps the need to be connected with a device resides in not knowing what to do without one. The culture is ensconced with gaming, perhaps, & give someone a game to play.... well, you can't be deviced & play the game AND playing the game grows sensitivity to life & connectivity to the living all around. Wow! Thanks!
Love this game! I'll try playing it in the streets of Vilnius :). Writing up my commutes already does something good for my attentiveness, I'm sure this will, too.