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DC Spensley with Peter Spangler

Seek and Peek!

Participation, Mobile Devices



Seek and Peek! is an artwork and participatory game experience produced by DC Spensley and Peter Spangler.

The object of the game is to guess a visual puzzle that reveals itself over time. The puzzle image starts out blank.  Players scan QR codes scattered throughout the space using their mobile devices to reveal small squares of the puzzle image. Everyone gets to see the puzzle on their mobile phone as it develops, providing many opportunities to guess the puzzle by entering text on your mobile device and submitting it to the game server.

Player guesses are also featured on the “gallery view” video projection along with the puzzle in progress.

Seek and Peek! was “performed” November 9th, 2012 at San Francisco’s Performance Art Institute as part of “The Future Imagined” and produced by independent Bay Area curator Hanna Regev as part of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial Exhibition.

Seek and Peek is an architecturally situated hunter/gatherer project where participants “scan/gather” QR codes with their smart phones to reveal parts of a puzzle image. Win the game by guessing the puzzle and by revealing the most parts of the puzzle.  Seek and Peek! by DC Spensley and Peter Spangler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0



DC Spensley – Seek and Peek! – Artistic Director:
Silicon Valley based artist DC Spensley investigates opportunities for participation, engagement and play as art experiences. His work has exhibited internationally at venues like Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Ars Electronica in Linz Austria, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival in the Netherlands, Boston’s Cyber Arts Festival and San Jose’s ZERO1 Biennial.


Peter Spangler – Software Engineer:
Peter Spangler is a web developer and system administrator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not working at his day job he participates in the odd side contracting project or collaboration. He has a B.S. in computer science and B.A and M.A degrees in history from San Francisco State University

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