In July I had been at the Test_Lab : Play event at V2 presenting CollecTic.
TEST_LAB: PLAY! will feature a selection of the best European electronic-art graduation projects. The pieces have been selected according to originality and quality, and especially the way they use the concept of play – that is, the playfulness evoked by the work. At TEST_LAB: PLAY! these projects will be demonstrated, tested, and discussed among makers, audience and experts.
Game Artist that presented their work were
- Dobrze by Dorota Walentynowicz (Interfaculty Image and Sound, The Hague)
- Block H. by Faith Denham (Goldsmiths, University of London)
- Wi-Fi Straitjacket by Gordan Savicic (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
- Paraphernalia by Nancy Mauro-Flude (Piet Zwart Institute, Hogeschool Rotterdam)
- and me 😉 with CollecTic
Furtehermore we had inspiring talks by Simon Jones (Human-Computer Studies, University of Amsterdam) and Dirk Paesmans and Joan Heemskerk (jodi.org).
The complete evening can be watched at http://files.v2.nl/portal/events/video/testlab_play.ram
Wi-Fi Straitjacket by Gordan Savicic. a corset that get tightened as soon as you are close to Wi-Fi points. A painful approach to get conscious about the hidden infrastructure of wireless Internet.
Dobrze by Dorota Walentynowicz / abstract quake mod
Block H. by Faith Denham / Half Life mod gives a first person view on the streets of Belfast.
Paraphernalia by Nancy Mauro-Flude, experimental sound sampling toys.