denisakera at volny.cz
Sat Jan 15 12:10:37 CET 2005
CALL FOR ENTRIES & PARTICIPATION
Palace Akropolis — Center of Independent Culture and
CIANT — International Center for Art and New Technologies.
PRAGUE, MAY 9 - 12
PEOPLE THAT PLAY DO NOT MAKE TROUBLE!
COMPUTER GAMES EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE
We invite you to take part in the GAME section of the International festival
of digital arts in Prague (Entermultimediale 2) as an artist, performer,
curator or a researcher. This section is organized by the Institute of
Information studies (Faculty of Philosophy and Arts) and the Society for the
Convergence of Science and Art (ScArt).
Submission deadline /ARTWORKs, WORKSHOPs/: February 28 2005
Submission deadline /ABSTRACTs/: March 10 2005
People that play do not make trouble! This adaptation of an old Czech saying
about children sums up the paradoxes involved in the contemporary game
culture. Are games neutral in respect to values, politics, gender etc.? Are
they a powerful new ground for rethinking these categories and forming new
views of these issues? How can games influence the public? Are the virtual
worlds of the Massive Multiplayer Online Games just an escape from everyday
life or emergent new communities offering a different forms of public
engagement and social life? Do they confirm that bread and games keep the
pleb quiet or they offer a potent new medium for self determination and
experiments? How is art reacting to these issues? How are games (mis)used by
art and how is art (mis)used by games?
The computer games are the most fruitful ground for multidisciplinary
encounters. The goal of the conference is to display the variety of
approaches, ideas and discussions around games that are taking place today.
The exhibition of Game art will take place in the large Vitkov
museum/mausoleum in Prague (http://prague.tv/venues/2691).
SEND YOUR PROPOSALS TO: info at sc-art.cz
PLEASE USE THE SUBMISSION FORM:
TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILING LIST: list at sc-art.cz
GAME ART exhibition:
- Alternative and independent games
- Art games
- Artistic modifications of games and hacked games
- Artworks using game engines
- Machinima films
- Performances in the game environments
- Other conceptual experiments with games and within the game culture
- Art & Games (tools for artists, music and games, films and games etc.)
- Political, Ideological and Gender issues in computer games
- Emergent communities: economics, law and other issues in the virtual
worlds of MMOGs and MMORPGs
- The old controversy between ludology and narratology and new topics in
- Mobile games and the games of tomorrow
- Virtual reality tools/engines (behavioral/virtual reality, modeling
techniques, animations - face, gestures etc.)
- Virtual storytelling
- art modifications
If agreed with the artists (presenters etc.), the work or the paper will be
published in the catalogue and/or presented on the DVD. Limited number of
projects will be offered financial support. For the rest of the projects we
are offering following resources: technical support, press and marketing
support, event coordination, labor for construction and installation.
Each participant will be informed about the results of the final selection
on March 15 (artworks) and on March 30 (papers).
The organizers do not return the sent materials and assume no responsibility
for any losses and damages.
The game art section is part of the ENTERMULTIMEDIALE 2 festival
(Performances/Interactive and robotic installations/ Digital films/).
If you are interested to take part with a project in a different section
visit http://www.entermultimediale.cz/index.php?lang=en for more
denisa at sc-art.cz
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