TELIC is organizing a series of classes concerning media art and architecture between September and November 2007. In advance of this series, Chandler McWilliams and Casey Reas are offering a lecture and workshop on Form + Code. For more information, contact classes (at) telic (dot) info
TELIC hosts open conversations in partnership with AAAARG on a semi-regular basis. Conversations are not lectures or demonstrations but the space for group self-reflection and speculation, for producing a critical relationship with digital culture.
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Games for 5 Joysticks
December 1, 2006 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
World premiere of seven video games written explicitly for a console with 5 joysticks. The format will be something like a video screening, with each game being played for 20 minutes by anyone who wants to sit down at one of the joysticks.
Pentuby - David Bollinger
Tron - Aaron Koblin
tadpoles - Travis Kirton and Damir Kulic
pongish - Travis Kirton
reach_for_the_stars - Mattias Ljungström and Andreas Zecher
FSTR - E.R. Rattus
Story Mixer - Jeffrey Ridenour, Silvia Lindtner, Luv Sharma, and Marisa Cohn
Some of the games are original, others are modified versions of arcade classics. They deal with experimental narrative, the fine line between competition and collaboration, artificial and human intelligence, and the possibilities for fun and frustration in art.
None of the creators of these games was actually able to test it with 5 joysticks (so it will really be their world premiere!) Each of them submitted the game through an open call over the Internet.