Today I participated in a contest, a web surfing contest. To be precise: the Trail Blazers Web Surfing Contest #5 at Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP. What’s so special about this web surfing contest?
In seven rounds, eight surfers are sent to specific trails they must complete only by clicking real hyperlinks. During each round a surfer drops out. If after 15 minutes, more than one surfer is still working to reach the goal, a rush to cat/gif/earth-images speeds things up. No keyboard, no Google, no copy/paste … just real hyperlinks!
These were the 7 rounds:
Start here: http://www.amazon.com/
Surf to: http://www.thepiratebay.se/
Start here: http://play.google.com/
Surf to: http://www.itunes.com/
Start here: http://www.instagram.com/
Surf to: http://www.flickr.com/
Start here: http://www.kim.com/
Surf to: http://www.wikileaks.org/
Start here: http://www.lol.com/
Surf to: http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/
Start here: http://www.so.cl/
Surf to: http://www.pinterest.com/
Start here: http://www.juanna.ch/
Surf to: http://www.gettyimages.com/
So try it yourself, just use your left mouse button.
I made it to the final but I lost. I didn’t find a link to gettyimages.com, only to istockphoto.com
It was a lot of fun. Thanks to Olia Lialina, Dragan Espenschied and The Beautiful Zeros and Ugly Ones.
BTW, the soundtrack was awesome. Here’s the YouTube playlist.