Fortune 500 Cookies, Zero1 Biennial
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"Fortune 500 Cookies" @ Zero1 Biennial 2012
Visualization in front of the Zero1 Garage, San Jose, CA.
Fortune 500 Cookies are gold wafers of silicon that have been discovered in San Jose and are said to be propagating from Silicon Valley to around the world. Their peculiar appearance, unusual for fortune cookies, indicates they are derived from the Intel 4004 chip. This was the world's first microprocessor, brought to market in 1971 by Silicon Valley pioneer Intel Corporation, which led to life as we know it today. Fortune Magazine has disclaimed any knowledge of these cookies but it is rumored they were developed at a secret investment capital laboratory based in Silicon Valley.
What will your future bring? Search for Fortune 500 Cookies in your vicinity and click on them to find out what your fortune will be.
"Fortune 500 Cookies" is visible anywhere in the world on Android and iPhone smartphones. To view it:
- Install the Layar Reality Browser from your app store or http://get.layar.com/
- Start Layar, click the upper left menu icon, then Geo Layers / Search layers, and search on "fortune500cookies" (one word, no spaces). Note: sometimes you need to search twice for Layar to localize you.
- Select the layer to launch it. (After this, it is in your "Geo Layers/Recent layers" tab.)
- Look for the "Fortune 500 Cookie" - it will be floating around you somewhere! Read your fortune in the label beneath it.
- If you want another fortune, click it to get the white "I want another fortune!" link and click that link for your new fortune.
- (If it says "no content" please back out and relaunch, it might take a while for the Layar server to find you.)