A futuristic approach to tackling global warming has been hidden in Brighton by two University of Brighton researchers.
The 25cm long, transparent object provides the finder with access to a worldwide digital event designed to help fight climate change.
The Chronofact is the first to come to Britain, although they have been hidden elsewhere around the world.
Dr Sarah Atkinson, an expert on digital narratives, and Dr Julie Doyle, an expert on the portrayal of climate change have been chosen to kick-start the project in the UK. The Chronofact carries a digital identifying code and contact information, which unlock digital messages and act as ‘voicemails from the future’, warning the finder of the effects of climate change.
This is the first part of a unique story-telling project designed to change people’s thinking through a worldwide project and the idea was developed by US-based game designer Ken Eklund.
Dr Atkinson said: “The power and impact of Ken's work is that it reaches and enthralls diverse audiences in issues that they wouldn't normally engage with.”