Antoinette La Farge - ALT+CTRL: Rethinking Computer Games

Game Culture Lecture Series led by Professors Erkki Huhtamo and Jennifer Steinkamp

January 31, 2005, 6:00 pm   » 

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Game Design & Culture

Gamers, game developers, media artists, designers, media critics, theorists, computer scientists, scholars and researchers debate the meaning of computer gaming as culture from multiple perspectives. Is interactive gaming a Great Narrative of the 21st century?

All lectures are free and take place on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the EDA, room 104 Kinross, 11000 Kinross Avenue in Westwood. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jan. 31, 2005
Antoinette La Farge (UCI)
ALT+CTRL: Rethinking Computer Games

Artists outside or on the margins of the commercial game industry are experimenting ever more broadly with game design. ALT+CTRL, the recent festival of independent and alternative games that took place at the Beall Center at UC Irvine (2004), showcased a number of these experiments. In this talk, La Farge will discuss how the show came into being and situate it with respect to the few similar shows that have been done, including its immediate predecessor, the SHIFT-CTRL: Computers, Games, and Art Exhibition (2000).

BIO: Antoinette La Farge works with mixed realities, networked performance, and computer role-playing environments. She is the founder of the Plaintext Players, an online improvisational performance troupe that has appeared at numerous international venues, including the 1997 Venice Biennale and Documenta X. She is Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Studio Art Department at the University of California, Irvine.

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240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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