The SimuLife Diaries, part four: I have my own personal Tyler Durden

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At SXSW 2018, I was invited to take part in a four-day immersive story experience called a SimuLife. Mounted by the Austin-based creative lab Interactive Deep Dive, SimuLife is meant to blur the line between fantasy and reality by letting me interact with the story as part of daily life. It’s like David Fincher’s movie The Game, executed in the real world. Other than those broad edicts, I wasn’t given any advance information about the experience. I’m documenting my journey through the story — wherever it leads.

The story starts with Part 1: I’m a transdimensional dopplegänger.

The morning before I met Max and his group of anti-tech anarchists, I received a text. It was sent by someone named Kai, from a number I didn’t recognize. “Hi!…

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