V2 TestLab:PLAY

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.

by Dorota Walentynowicz / abstract quake mod

Block H. by Faith Denham / Half Life mod gives a first person view on the streets of Belfast.

by Nancy Mauro-Flude, experimental sound sampling toys.