LeakyWorld: a playable theoryhttp://www.molleindustria.org/leakyworld/leakyworld.html
2010 - present
Memory and documentation
Transparency & accountability
This game is an interactive interpretation of the essay “Conspiracy as Governance” by Julian Assange (http://web.archive.org/web/20070129125831/http://iq.org:80/conspiracies.pdf), a fundamental document to understand Wikileaks and the concept of radical transparency as strategy for social change. It abstracts the idea of a political elite building a conspiratorial network into a strangely consuming game. Leaky world includes headlines about actual information leaks, mostly but not exclusively related to Wikileaks. Clicking on the headline pauses the game and opens a browser window on a news article. The project was made in 10 days as a contribution to the Wikileaks stories project which aim was “to support Wikileaks and spread the revelatory information contained in its leaks through the interactive medium; to use the power of games to fight for democracy and freedom.” Activism through gaming. Music by Jesse Stiles.