Monday, January 11, 2010

Invader Alert

OK try and follow this: French street artist, Invader, creates low tech art with a retro digital look and encrypts some of the pieces with coded messages, which require high tech devices to read. Oh, and he posts most of his work outdoors, with no authorization, in cities all over the globe.

Invader explains it all in this interview courtesy of This dude is serious about his outlaw status. He does the entire interview wearing a welding helmet.

Important message from Silicon Soul:  Yikes! We've been "Invaded!"  We photographed the Invader art (below) somewhere in lower Manhattan.  First person to tell us where it is and what it says, wins a fabulous prize (and bragging rights).  Here's how to play:
  1. Locate this Invader artwork (below) in lower Manhattan.
  2. Decode the message.  (Hint:  It's NOT a QR code and you don't need an iPhone.You do need a camera and decoder for this 2D barcode.)
  3. Photograph yourself next to the code. (optional)
  4. Email decoded message and address of the place you found it to us through our contact page.  We'll let you know if you've won.

Fine print:  If you're related to us or have ever worked with or for us, you can't play.  Game ends when we say it's over.  Our decision is final.
Click here for another hint.  Good luck!


Anonymous Nancy B. said...

I know that corner but I live in L.A. Won't be in N.Y.C. any time soon either. What's this 'fabulous prize' anyway?

January 13, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Silicon Soul said...

Hi Nancy,
The prize is a surprise. And it's musical.

January 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

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