Game Art

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New Gameplay

Who thinks that video games are only a consumer product for the masses, should change his idea. The exhibition New Gameplay at the Nam June Paik Art Center, on show until February, faces a new way of understanding the game art. Present experimental, independent and interactive games that stimulate not only the imagination, but also the thought.
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The Games Europe Plays. Body-Tech

The exhibition The Games Europe Plays-BODY-TECH presents the works of interactive artists and game makers from the UK and continental Europe, trying to imagine how we will inhabit and take care of our virtual and physical bodies in the future. Taking also a playful look at how digital technologies contami-nate our daily life.
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Math is Art: Understanding the Basic Concept of Probability

They say there’s art in everything – which in all likelihood makes everyone artists. Additionally, you could argue – even contradict – this statement by pointing out that having the potential and aspirations to achieve a certain level of craftiness in life doesn’t make anyone a bona fide artist.
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Jon Rafman: I have ten thousand compound eyes and each is named suffering

Jon Rafman is on show until August at the Stedelijk Museum. The Canadian artist that makes the digital and the online gaming the heart of his creative philosophy. Combining real and virtual scenarios where the viewer can get lost in a world of avatars, online subcultures, and fetish communities in the far-flung corners of the web
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Breaking news

Through very different languages Alterazioni Video, Filippo Minelli and Carlo Zanni burst in real and / or constructed scenarios imagining a turning point, the arrival of an external event, something probably envisioned, but never fully understood, to change both the perception of the landscape as a political result both the relationship with the information and what it alters or keeps silent.
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Blending and disrupting the realities: interview with Joseph DeLappe

Although changing over time, thanks to increasingly efficient technology, the digital world and the real world have come together to contextually coexist, often creating problems. Looking at the many works by American artist Joseph Delappe you can somehow trace the evolution of this dynamic.
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19th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media - from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.
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The Insane Growth of Social Gaming

Social Gaming is one of the most popular phenomena in recent history. A lot of people play social games on their mobile devices. Further growth is expected
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The Black Horse. Deadline: 30th June 2015

5th Ars Independent Festival (22-27 of September, 2015, Katowice, Poland). We await entries to the Black Horse, the Black Horse of Animation and the Black Horse of Video Games competitions.
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(Italiano) Playing the game. Videogiochi indipendenti in dialogo con arti e culture

(Italiano) Lo scorso 30 novembre 2014 a Milano, presso Santeria a Milano, Playing The Game, piattaforma interdisciplinare che da anni indaga il rapporto tra videogiochi, arti e culture, ha presentato Outré Videogames, un nuovo evento dal format innovativo, basato su una selezione di videogiochi eccentrici, insoliti e dalla natura non convenzionale mai apparsi in Italia
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The Blank Arcade. Call for entries

Blank Arcade returns after its successful 2014 edition in Salt Lake City (Utah). Submitted works can include digital and analog games, video, intervention and traditional mediums. Deadline: 02/28/15
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Media Arts & Game. Call for assistant professor

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Communication is now accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Media Arts and Game Development. Deadline: November 24, 2014
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Videogames at MOMA. New Fruition Models in Contemporary Art

In 2013 the MOMA in New York proposed to the public an exhibition entitled Applied Design and dedicated to tell some objects whose shapes and functions are placed in a specific area of convergence between aesthetic and utility, between art and applied use.
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Cory Arcangel: Power Points

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is delighted to present the first major Canadian exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Cory Arcangel. Trained initially in classical guitar and music technology at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cory Arcangel is now recognized as a major exponent of a pop-tinged, computer-centred art.
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Harun Farocki: Playing the Game

From April 12 to June 9, the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art is presenting Harun Farocki's first comprehensive solo exhibition in northern Germany, Playing the Game.
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Indie videogames are going big, some voices from Italy

These are the words of one of the main characters of the Sundance-Festival-acclaimed documentary Indie Game, describing his relationship with his job, or better say, his mission. The two filmmakers (but also authors, producers, distributors), after to rounds of Kickstarter, went through 300 hours of shooting distilling the stoires of some indie videogamers in the effort of having a dream come true: release their game at the risk of sacrificing their money, health and mental balance.