If you’re a little stuck on the RECON ’21 Phoenix puzzle, here are a few hints courtesy of Rita Orlov of PostCurious.
She is co-delivering a session on the art of hinting called Fun Insurance. You should absolutely watch it. These hints are part of her demo.
These hints escalate in detail:
Do you notice anything that stands out in the phoenix’s flames?
Among the sparks, there are also 8 distinct shapes.
The shapes are analogous to ones found in a common cipher.
The 8 shapes represent letters in semaphore.
Imagine the semaphore shapes without the flags.
Read the letters from left to right (clockwise). The first letter is R.
The semaphore translates to: “REIGNITE”
Update 9/21/21: For more on the subject of hinting we hope you’ll check out our interview with Rita Orlov on The Reality Escape Pod.