Location: White Night festival / Brighton on Hove, UK
Authors: Mirko Stojkovic and Bogdan Spanjevic
White Night is Brighton & Hove’s unique all-night cultural festival which takes place every year on the last Saturday in October when the clocks go back. So, visitors were able to mark the end of British Summertime and make the most of the extra hour of darkness at White Night in the company of the city’s artists, venues, creators, and curators.
Bright On! is a funny, interactive street game, based on mobile and RFID technology, co-commissioned by Brighton City Council and Videoclub, UK – especially for the White Night. Bright ON! players were supposed to stop the horrible Astro Tsunami that was rushing towards Brighton from the deep space. The only way to repel the wave of negative energy was to make as many good deeds on the city streets as possible, which would consequently produce a wave of positive energy above Brighton thus saving the city. And saved it was. Almost 250 Brighteners played the game during four bright night hours producing so much positive energy that night became white. The game consisted of four funny tasks sent to players’ mobile phones and supervised by four Angels of Brighton – white-winged extraterrestrials. Each Angel carried an RFID reader which was to be activated by players’ RFID cards. Players enjoyed hours of hilarious fun with new friends on the Brighton streets.