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ISEA2010 RUHR Workshops

Sat 28–Sun 29 August 2010

Urban Playgrounds
Developing Ludic Strategies and Interfaces for Participatory Practices in Urban Space

Workshop, lecture, game

Margarete Jahrmann (at/ch) & Verena Kuni (de)

Invitation Call for Participation
Location: N 51° 27' 22'' E 6° 43' 56''
Code: C

This is a game. This is not a game.
Do you want to play?

UPLAY is a workshop for artists and researchers involved in the development of ludic strategies and interfaces for forms of social/participatory/political (inter-)action in urban space. Issues include locative strategies and tools for urban play, potentials and problems of participatory formats and collaborative/distributed/networked game development. Participants are not only invited to present and discuss their own projects, but to collaborate on the development of a game(-level) located in Duisburg-Ruhrort. A public lecture-presentation by the workshop leaders is followed by closed workshop-sessions for applied participants; game sessions will be open to the public.

Artists, researchers and other people with professional interest and background in game design, game studies and related fields are invited to hand in a short statement (“letter of interest”, ca. 1.000 - max. 2.500 characters) and a brief C.V. with contact data (e-mail, phone, URL homepage). In case you would like to present/discuss your own project(s), please include a related info-sheet (max. 3.000 characters, project URL/URLs).

There’s no fee. However, a small budget will be needed for workshop materials.
Participants should bring their own computers, GPS devices, recording devices, cameras, maps, etc.
Please note: For participants active engagement is mandatory. This is not a lecture series.

Further information: Under-Construction / UPLAY ISEA2010

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | Uplay. Urban Playgrounds (PDF, 82.86 KB)

About the workshop speakers

Margarete Jahrmann (at/ch) is artist and professor for Game Design at the University of Arts Zurich (ch). Verena Kuni (de) is scholar in art & media history & theory and professor for Visual Culture at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (de).

Further information:

The workshop will be held in English.

Festivalzentrum Duisburg-Ruhrort
Former Protestant Parish Hall
Doktor-Hammacher-Straße 6
47119 Duisburg
Map Duisburg-Ruhrort

Sat 28 August 2010
10:00–12:00h Workshop Intro Session
14:30–16:00h Presentation at Panel 54 Ludic Maps
16:00–17:30h Workshop, guest: Donna Leishmann (uk)
19:00– open end Workshop

Sun 29 August 2010
10:00–12:00h Workshop UPLAY Play and Public Presentation, Guests: Petr Svarovsky (cz), Art Clay (ch).