This Thursday, we are delighted to announce that Zolani Stewart will be joining us for a special 5a7 on critical approaches to Art Games! He describes the talk he plans to give as such:
“Over the past few years, the surge of small art games on the internet has challenged players and critics alike, defying easy description and categorization by mainstream publications. Art games not only pose a challenge for people who write about and study games, they reveal the problematic frameworks that have been dominant in both academia and the media space for so long. So how do we, or can we, talk about art games usefully and meaningfully? What new perspectives, tools and frameworks are needed, and what bad habits need to be forgotten?”
Whether you’re a game aficionado looking to broaden your ludic palate, or a scholar whose work specifically engages with – or would be enriched by a consideration of – Art Games, this talk should prove to be enlightening, challenging, and productive for all who attend.
Zolani Stewart is a games and arts critic from Montreal, and the founding editor of The Arcade Review, a magazine about experimental videogames. Zolani also podcasts with Lana Polansky at SufficientlyHuman.com, and can be found on twitter @Fengxii.
What: An Arts Criticism for Art Games
When: Thursday, October 30th, from 5-7pm
Where: Centre for Technoculture, Art, and Games – EV 11.655, 1515 St. Catherine W.
Who: Everyone is Welcome!