[rohrpost] Event announcement: Ludic Salon at the transmediale.11

Mark Butler mark.emerson.butler at googlemail.com
Son Jan 30 16:02:38 CET 2011

Dear List,
In the name of DIGAREC and Ludic Interfaces it is my pleasure to invite you
to the following event.

Best greetings,
Mark Butler

*Ludic Salon. Shaping Playspaces within Media Cultures*
Date/Time:  Sunday, Feb. 6th – 11.00-14.00 h
K1 – Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
*For some time now, an increasing conjecture of play and playfulness has
been unfolding in media art and digital culture. It is high time to take
this diagnosis seriously and have a closer look at current aesthetic
positions, strategies and artworks with the terminological instruments of
ludology – the transdisciplinary science of play and games. Even the title
of the *transmediale.11* – „Response-Ability“ – speaks of a fundamental
polarity of play, which always encompasses passive enthrallment and active
displays of skill. Thus Ludic Interfaces invites the public to partake in a
playful salon, in which the meta-reflective potential of ludology for
contemporary media art will be tested in an interactive dialogue.

In the first hour, ludological theses will be put forward and explained
using examples from the *transmediale.11*. In the second hour, prototypes
and process from the CODED CULTURES workshop, which is centred on playing
with invisible urban networks, will be presented and collectively discussed.
In the last hour, the results of the A MAZE. workshop, which focuses on the
forms of embodiment in contemporary gaming culture and their ethical
implications,  will be introduced and debated.

The conceptual thread of the salon is the ludic. But, what is being played
in each specific case? What is being risked? Who or what is being played
with? And who is playing?*



-       Mark Butler (Ludic Interfaces/ DIGAREC/ Potsdam University,
Europäische Medienwissenschaft)

-       Georg Rusegger (Ludic Interfaces/ CODED CULTURES / Kunstuniversität
Linz, Interface Cultures)

-       Mathias Fuchs ( Ludic Interfaces/ Creative Technology/ Creative
Games/ Salford University, Art & Design)

-       Moisés Mañas (Ludic Interfaces/ Laboratoria de Luz/ Universidad
Polytecnica de Valencia, Artes visuales y Multimedia)

-    Michael Liebe (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg)

-       Matthias Tarasiewicz (5uper.net / CODED CULTURES)

-       Brendan Howell (5uper.net/ CODED CULTURES)

-       Thorsten S. Wiedemann (A MAZE.)

-       Heather Kelley (Kokoromi)

-       & special guests