The SimuLife Diaries, part 1: I’m a transdimensional doppelgänger

At SXSW 2018, I was invited to take part in a four-day immersive story experience called a “SimuLife.“ Mounted by the Austin-based creative lab Interactive Deep Dive, SimuLife is meant to blur the line between fantasy and reality by letting me interact with the story as part of daily life. It’s like David Fincher’s movie The Game, executed in the real world. Other than those broad edicts, I wasn’t given any advance information about the experience. I’m documenting my journey through the story — wherever it leads.

It started with a meeting with a new Verge intern, and ended with plans to destroy a mysterious device that swaps matter between dimensions. Just your typical Saturday.

On Friday, The Verge’s Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton…

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