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[TRAILHEAD?] Alcatraz
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thebruce
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Posted earlier today - back on Friday I received a package as well at Wikibruce, along with the other media sites. Been a busy weekend Razz finally got the article and package analysis posted this afternoon.

http://wikibruce.com/2012/01/a-rabbit-hole-into-the-mystery-of-alcatraz/
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Adm_BlackCat
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Great write-up Bruce!

Another easter egg I found is in the 'Inmates of Alcatraz Book Commercial' from the docscomics.tumblr.com.
The quick montage near the end, at 0:29, has the Alcatraz lighthouse with the number 256, representing the number of inmates that were transferred (disappeared) from the island.
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Turducken
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I haven't been on here in a while but I will definitely be working through this with you guys. Very Happy

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kosmopol
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Awesome people. I'm following it. Even if it wouldn't be an ARG, but rather a transmedial enhancement of the story, it looks awesome (including Docs twitter).

I just have to find out, how I could watch AlcatraZ here from Germany...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:18 am
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r.m
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Hi kosmo!

Can you access this FOX site http://www.fox.com/alcatraz/recaps/season-1/episode-3 ? The delay stinks - but episodes are available to everyone for online viewing 8 days after TV broadcast. Once you click on the episode title on the left menu you can choose to view it.

Over here with Comcast cable/internet I can view without the delay - maybe there's an internet service in Germany that offers the same.

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kosmopol
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Thank you r.m!
Unfortunately I cannot access this episode from my provider. I'll check it out later from another one.

Perhaps it's locked for non-US-IPs
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hagbard celine
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Hmmm, i missed this on the website. I found this posted over at argnet:

"Over the upcoming weeks, you will be challenged to examine Alcatraz in its past and present form. You will be tasked to solve perplexing anomalies and crack the many puzzles that surround this most infamous rock. The search will lead some of you to seek out clues in the city streets, and may even bring those who dare to the island itself."

Sounds like it will be a pretty fun game if you're in SF! I'll be playing it from afar Smile

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kosmopol
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Oh yes, a visit to Alcatraz as the ARG/transmedial showdown! This sounds pretty awesome.
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Tharol
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Think descent show far people.

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davidstoll1
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Alcatraz QR code screen capture
720p capture of Alcatraz

I could not scan the code, the movement cause too much blur.

It's recorded at 720p.

I've attached the best, most clear, most straight on, closest, least moving shot I could get of the Alcatraz QR bar code.

There was just a slight moment just as this screen appeared where there was almost no movement. It's almost like they froze it for a couple of frames so you could try to capture it. After that, the movement is too much.

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Tharol
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Screen caps thanks people great.

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nothinglost
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^^^ Awesome screencap!!

Now we've just gotta figure out how to resize/blow up the image without distorting it so we can scan it.

I hope it doesn't just link to a generic TV show site after all of this digging.

My guess is that it will lead to specific info on the inmate inside that specific cell. Maybe we'll see more QR codes on other cell doors in the future......
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Sam G
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Fox did put something up on youtube for special content sent to your cell phone.

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kosmopol
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Watched it now. It was pretty awesome. The good old LOST feelings mixed with Fringe Smile And still original...

I found interesting, either it's a parallel universe, or for some another reason, there is an "another" google in AlcatraZ-Universe. (Look at the parts of the doodle, which begins with some letter like "l" or "f")

And more: look at the URLs!

www.fbi.ctf (certificated pages?)
www.sftd.tel (telephone pages?)
www.diegosoto.wrd (world wide web pages?)
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catherwood
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kosmopol wrote:

And more: look at the URLs!

www.diegosoto.wrd (world wide web pages?)

i think that's .wrd for writers of Words, or blogs like WordPress; otherwise, *all* pages would be WWW

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