All About Symbian Says "Find Us"

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Sometimes technology is all about the spec sheet, sometimes it's something a little bit more artistic. Announced on Friday in London, and starting at midnight Sunday, the campaign based around the threat of Extremely Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis will be seeding clues around the web to physical items distributed around London. All these items, when viewed on a map, will reveal a picture. The team behind the project includes UK based Moblog, and they asked if All About Symbian would highlight the project... which we're more than happy to do.

Yes it's an old fashioned treasure hunt, with clues to objects locations, and it wouldn't surprise me if the mobile phone, with it's ability to take pictures, tell a story, and work out where you are (or should be) is going to be a vital tool to those taking up the challenge. Once the objects are found, they'll be plotted on a public campaign map for everyone to follow the project building up to yet another clue, this time in the image built up by the markers.

GPS Drawing

A little about the goal of the project... is an extraordinary effort to tell the story of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and TB through powerful photographs taken by James Nachtwey. XDR-TB, or extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, is a new and deadly mutation of tuberculosis. Similar in creation to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) but more extreme in its manifestation, it arises when common tuberculosis goes untreated or standard TB drugs are misused. James’ photographs represent these varying strains. Learn more about TB, MDR-TB and XDR-TB, and learn how you can take action to stop this deadly disease.

You can learn more about the project here, and follow the quest here.