written by GiuliaP

July 3, 2009: Venice Turns On Wi-Fi


We’re getting ready for a big event in Venice: on July 3rd, the city that was home to the Ruyi and Marco Polo and is still home to canals and other wonders, will open its Wi-Fi network to its citizens. The City Council has adopted the principles of “digital citizenship” and has been working for some time to guarantee free broadband access. This goal is now in sight.

We’ve accepted Venice’s invitation to participate in Wi-Fi Day on July 3rd and we thought it would be a great idea to dedicate a completely digital version of our Ruyi treasure hunt to the city. Because the wireless network will be accessible from anywhere in the city, you’ll be able to play WHAIWHAI with any device that can connect to Wi-Fi technology. Players can gain access to Alberto Toso Fei’s stories from the jumbled The Ruyi – Venice gamebook through a data connection via mobile phone or another device. Searching for clue after clue in the narrow streets and squares unique to Venice, you’ll get an exciting experience and enjoy the simple and direct interaction with the game.

This free WHAIWHAI event will start at 7:00pm from Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and will last about two hours. Teams will challenge each other to earn a prize. You’ll soon find a registration page on our website with all the details you’ll need. Starting July 22nd, you’ll also find updates on the events that will take place on July 3rd on the Comune di Venezia (City of Venice) website.

10 Responses to “July 3, 2009: Venice Turns On Wi-Fi”

  1. Ciao,
    vi segnalo che ho qui ho descritto WHAIWHAI x l’evento del prossimo 3 luglio a Venezia:

    Evento nell’evento il 3 luglio si terrà WHAIWHAI wi-fi e partirà alle 19 da piazza San Marco e durerà circa due ore. Le squadre saranno in sfida l’una contro l’altra per conquistarsi il premio finale. L’organizzazione ha accolto l’invito di contribuire al wi-fi day di Venezia e per il 3 luglio ha pensato di dedicare alla città una versione tutta digitale del Ruyi: grazie alla rete diffusa in tutta la città sarà possibile giocare una partita WHAIWHAI con ogni dispositivo in grado di collegarsi con tecnologia wi-fi. L’accesso ai racconti di Alberto Toso Fei avverrà in connessione dati sul telefonino o su altro supporto e, enigma dopo enigma, tra calli e salizade vivrete una ricerca emozionante, in una interazione diretta e semplice con il gioco. Qui info e Blog.

  2. antonella tomasutti says:

    desidero ricevere info su evento 3 luglio
    grazie e a presto

  3. GiuliaP says:

    @antonella: tra poche ore riceverai una mail con le istruzioni per registrarti all’evento digitale a Venezia

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