What is LOSTUniversity? The early word was a new ARG, the ‘reality’ (pun intended) is that with a little close examination it appears to be something far different.
The site basically offers courses for students looking for a degree in LOST. However, there is nothing fake about the facilitators of the individual classes. A few google searches will reveal that the ‘professors’ are real people and experts in their fields. Intriguing. This probably means the head shots scattered about are from video that has been shot.
To me, this seems like it is a break down of the richer and more complicated themes and aspects of the LOST story for folks who spend no where near the amount of time thinking about the show as we do. (Sorry, I didn’t mean to call you a geek). It also appears this is a part of the LOST season 5 DVD. From LostUniversity.org:
Semester 1 begins on December 8, 2009. Pick up LOST: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON on Blu-rayTM Hi-Def, complete enrollment, and personalize your course schedule as you build credits toward Semester 2
I suppose common sense would suggest that Semester 2 begins with LOST Season 6. It would definitely be great to see something like this continue on throughout the season for the hard core fans, rather than serve as a build up. But we’ll see. I’m sure the show itself will keep us plenty busy.
NOTE: You will be able to register for classes September 22nd!
Another interesting note: check out who is facilitating the Jungle Survival Basics class.
Don’t forget to visit our NEW LostUniversity Forum to share your discoveries and find out what others may have found. (Or, what ‘others’ may have been found… yuck yuck)/