Noderunner was a game that used New York city as a playing field. Two teams
had to find within two hours as many Wireless LAN hotspots aspossible.
and if they found an open one that allowed to connect to the internet they should upload a picture to gain even more points, than for each W-LAN found (even closed or weak signal Hotspots)
The game Noderunner were created by Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena and Yury Gitman for the exhibition “We Love NY: Mapping Manhattan with Artists and Activists” Like other Eyebeam R&D projects, Noderunner was a form of empirical research as well as an art project.
personally I think it was more about identifying the density of wireless networks in new york than it was about the game/art performance.
Still the project was even supported by a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, and afterwards
Carlos and Yury continued the development of Noderunner in the Eyebeam artists-in-residence program.