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RUNNERS: Everquest

Online game performance/ interactive computer installation TRT - 180 days RUNNERS is a networked computer installation presenting three projection screens, each depicting a character borrowed from and operating within the virtual space of EverQuest a highly sophisticated virtual reality game (the 1999 version used the game Dark Vengeance). Using a custom made "Triple Mouse" participants can, and must control all three characters, who simultaneously navigate a separate area of the game world, respectively. The player is forced to make a decision about which character to embody and which to abandon, while a varying live web-audience of thousands follows his or her performance within the online game. LINKS: Everquest - http://everquest.station.sony.com/ "A Touch of Medieval" on magic and computer games - http://www.c-level.cc/~eddo/Stern_TOME.html SummonstoSurrender - http://stern.aen.walkerart.org