Friday, June 30, 2006

The Capital of Scandinavia

Something I just remembered.

For those of you who don't watch "Lost" with the level of scrutiny I do, the show features a fictional, sinister corporation called the Hanso Foundation. We don't know exactly what it does or why it's sinister yet, but this entity is at the heart of this online "Lost"-related mystery game. In the vein of the Evan Chan murder mystery that preceded the release of "A.I." a few years back, this game has players playing on mysterious websites, searching for hidden links and the like. All of the sites purported to be real but representing fictional people and organizations. It’s all very engrossing.

Anyway, I found this a while back and thought it was very odd.
[ link: Hanso Foundation Careers, powered by Monster ]
You can apply for a job with the Hanso Foundation. Lord knows why you would, if you know anything about the game, but you can so do in a variety of locations. Denmark, Iceland, South Korea, Tanzania — and Santa Barbara. (Scroll down in the menu marked “Location search” to see it.)

For the life of me, I can’t figure out how they thought to put Santa Barbara on the list, but it’s kind of neat that they did.

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