I struggled with this final project a bit, because I moved from one idea to another, I started doing one thing and then changed to smth else. I was trying to create a battleship GPS game, did a lot of coding, but was not able to finish and decided to do smth with no technology involved.
In the class I got an advice to create dada and I found it really interesting. I did Geocaching and only one thing that I didn’t like about it was that the geocache inside wasn’t that interesting, just a log book. So for my final project I decided to advance the idea of geocaching. Dada is a game where you have to look for geocaches in the city, which are boxes with lines of the poems in them and create your own dada poem. “Tzara, gave the following instructions on how “To make a Dadaist Poem” (1920):
Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in a bag.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are—an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd. “
In my rules of Dada, you can mix the lines you got in any way you want. I changed a map that I did for my another project, and placed QR-code of the web page on the box. I also created a treasure hunt app using Locatify. I wanted to post my dadas on Geocaching website, so other people can play it, but unfortunately it’s not possible, because geocaches cannot link to any websites or advertisements.
First I had to make the boxes not so visible
Then put QR-code and name on it
Then cut all the papers. Good “anti-stress” during finals. Lots of cutting
Then the best part – walking around the city and looking for a good locations to hide geocaches. I spent almost on day.
And before putting it I took papers from them to create my own poem as well.