I knew any exhibit as obtuse as the one I saw at Comic-Con this weekend had to be about The Prisoner! I visited the address on the card I was handed: 188.8.131.52. After staring at an unhelpful splash screen for an awkwardly long time, eventually the site loaded: six screens of 6 x 6 images apiece. All I had to do to unlock their hidden meaning was to click on images with six of something in them. I’m starting to detect a theme here…
Anyway, here are some of the images I found which worked for me.
- six red locks on teal wooden door
- 6 sign on green brick wall
- black stadium seats among red seats
- roulette wheel on 6
- six-fingered hand
- rotary phone face all 6’s
- six stacked stones against blue sky
- digital stock chart
- six diamonds
- Q-bert blocks
Pictures with six things in them, easy enough. This list can also be described as “things they already know at kotaku, io9 or toplessrobot”, but I thought I’d list it here anyway. After you solve this little puzzle, it takes you to a place to enter your email address, then dumps you out on an already available blog following the remake of The Prisoner. The number they gave me is 590875… but I refuse to answer to it.
And thus my viral marketing role is fulfilled. Enjoy!