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Sep 14, 2017

5a7 — Playtest : Archaeology of Meaning

Archaelogy of Meanings

TAG is proud to invite you for a series of 5 a 7 showcasing its stellar members’ and friends’ ongoing research.

How is meaning produced through discourse ? That is the question Gabriel Beck, currently a Master student in Fine Arts and SenseLab member was asking himself when designing his card game : Archaeology of Meaning.

In his own words :

Archaeology of Meanings is a relational card game that digs into the flows of communication and their endless production of discourse and meaning. It sets out to expose the invisible forces shaping these flows while questioning the ways in how they tend to produce hierarchical forms of groups and individuals. Deriving from the ancient game of Word Association, Archaeology of Meanings, in several ways of playing becomes a powerful tool to excavate the collectivity of meaning, of how it shapes and what boundaries there are to the process of shaping.

Tag invites you to a small presentation of the game, followed by a playtest to gather feedback on how the game plays.

Attendees are welcomed to bring snacks and drinks to their liking.