[spectre] V2_ANNOUNCEMENT | Space Time Play, may 2 2008, NAi Rotterdam

Joris van Ballegooijen joris at v2.nl
Wed Apr 9 16:29:41 CEST 2008

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, presents:

SPACE TIME PLAY: Gaming in Urban Space

Friday May 2,
location: NAi, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
SPACE TIME PLAY is part of the NAi Happening program http://happening.nai.nl

This event will be streamed live at http://live.v2.nl

Featuring: Matt Adams (UK), Mary Flanagan (US), Workspace Unlimited
(BE), Steffen P. Walz (D) and Matthias Böttger (D), Petr Kazil (NL),
Theodore Watson (US) Simon jones (UK), The C-men (NL) with Jeroen Tel
a.k.a. Maniacs of Noise (NL)

An evening dedicated to computer games, architecture, art activism and
urbanism as theorized and practiced by artists, architects and game
designers, organized by V2_ in cooperation with Workspace Unlimited.

The starting point for the evening will be the book Space Time Play:
Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism: The Next Level, published in
late 2007 by Birkhauser Verlag and edited by Friedrich von Borries,
Steffen P. Walz and Matthias Böttger, who run the organization
Raumtaktik, the “Agentur für räumliche Aufklärung und Intervention.” At
this event, a range of contemporary virtual and physical game spaces in
and around the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam will be
discussed and explored. These spaces offer options for social and
cultural interaction in urban space and are often characterized by the
superimposition of physical space (the city) and virtual space.
Continuing from where the book Space Time Play and its themes leave off,
the evening will cover topics ranging from gaming strategies of the
Situationists to gaming strategies for social interaction in
contemporary urban space. Artists, architects and activists will present
projects and strategies for critical game design alongside theorists who
will discuss the fundamentals on which such practice is based. The
audience will be encouraged to play an active role in this event and
explore the physical and virtual space-time-play dungeons of Rotterdam!


For more information, please contact
Michel van Dartel
E michel at v2.nl
T +31 (0)10 2067272

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