[artinfo] CFP: Digital Games in the Public Space

Medialab-Prado Comunicación difusion at medialab-prado.es
Tue May 14 21:53:34 CEST 2013

Solid Interfaces & Urban Games: Digital Games in 
the Public Space. Call for Projects

Open Call for project proposals to be developed 
during a production workshop for the creation of 
video games related to public space and the city 
as an interface (July 1-7, 2013) in 
Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain).

During seven days of intensive work, ideas will 
be tested and prototypes developed by working 
with partners and technical assistants.

Deadline: May 31, 2013.

More information and submissions: 


In recent years, the video game experience has 
outgrown TV screens, game consoles and laptops, 
becoming increasingly ubiquitous. The 
availability of mobile devices, tablets, sensors, 
geolocation services, augmented realities and 
media facades has allowed the development of new 
game ideas experimentally and as a prototype. At 
the forefront of these game forms, which take 
place in some cases without the screen as an 
interface, is the interaction with other users 
and with the environment.

Moreover, commercial controllers like Wiimote or 
Kinect have popularized the idea of the game away 
from the traditional game controller, 
transforming the game into a complete physical 

This workshop proposes to think about games in 
the public space as an opportunity to generate 
other uses of the city and connections among its 

Lines of Work

The selection will consider ideas and projects 
that are already taking place and address one of 
the following elements:

· The use of urban furniture as an interface for the game
· Media Façade
· Non-random Games
· Interaction with the space
· Place specific
· Networked City 


A maximum of 4 projects will be selected and 
developed collaboratively in this intensive 
workshop with the support of tutors, technical 
assistants and partners.

Once projects are selected, there will be an open 
call for collaborators, who will be fairly 
selected by the organization and the project 

Open Call for collaborators. June 6 - 30, 2013

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