[artinfo] Trampoline Nottingham Platform for New Media Art Call for Submissions Urban Play

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Trampoline Nottingham Platform for New Media Art 
Call for Submissions Urban Play


Deadline: 23rd October

Event to be held on 23rd November

The Theme - Urban Play: The city is paved with 
pixels, the flow of traffic becomes the flow of 
bits, the flow of people, the flow of electrons. 
Streets and circuit diagrams become meshed. The race has begun.

Each one of us becomes a player in the game of 
the city, furiously manipulating the control pad, 
tapping buttons, flicking switches. Leaping from 
platforms, scaling the walls  the concrete/media playground is before us.

Hurtling around corners, lunging up surfaces, shooting through the streets.

Join the rush and surge of the city, find new ways to play the game.

Trampoline invites you to participate in 'Urban 
Play' a one day event held on 23rd November in 
Nottingham, UK. Its objective is to merge video 
gaming, art and design with the investigation of 
the city space. The structures of the city are 
increasingly pervaded by new media with screens, 
cctv, electronic networks, mobile devices, 
implements often designed to control our movement 
through urban space and even to remove us from 
our surroundings. We wish to investigate how new 
media can form an even tighter relationship with 
our immediate environment - challenge and subvert 
its conventional structures hacking the city.

What we are looking for:

We are searching for work which explores urban 
space and methods of play, in particular projects 
which combine these areas in examining and 
utilising new media elements of the city,

We invite you to submit proposals of urban games, 
creative computer games, video, interactive 
installation, audio guides, sound, music and 
performance exploring play, gaming, new media and the city.

We especially encourage the submission of 
participatory works which promote a high degree 
of audience involvement  this includes informal 
exploratory workshops as well as completed projects.

Key points to focus the proposal on are:

   a.. The relation between the work and the city
   b.. The element of play and
   a.. Its encouragement of audience participation

How to Submit work:

Please fill in the Submission Form, downloadable 

Submissions should include:
Description of work

Please note for those submitting video works:

We would request that you send the full version 
of your video works in PAL avi data format if possible

Deadline to submit proposals is October 23rd 06 
Submissions should be postmarked by this date

Please send your applications to:

Emma Lewis

14-18 Broadway Media Centre
Broad Street

Urban Play intends to challenge our notions of 
gaming and the city; Going beyond the playstation 
Going beyond the screen Going beyond the wall

Any queries please contact Emma Lewis 
<mailto:emma at trampoline.org.uk>mailto:emma at trampoline.org.uk
+44 (0)115 8409272 

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