April 29, 2006

Needed: Art-Gamers with a sense of Activism!

by Mary Flanagan · , 3:36 pm

I know you are out thereā€¦


and I want to make sure I find you. I’m writing a book and organizing a panel of artists using games and/or gaming technology in their artwork, and more specifically, for harnessing artistic aims to move towards social or real world issues (aka future farmers, anne-marie schleiner, tamiko thiel, natalie bookchin) and am always looking for pointers to new materialā€¦

Please feel free to drop me an email (mary zap maryflanagan pow com) or post via comment here on GTxA if you have your own, or a friend’s work, to share. Bonus points if any of the said artists will be in the NYC area later in June for possible panel invites! merci merci~

One Response to “Needed: Art-Gamers with a sense of Activism!”


  1. Gilbert Bernstein Says:

    I don’t know if you read “we make money not art” at all, but Regina over there has been blogging a lot of art and game intersection stuff over the last couple of months. There was an interesting series of posts a while back. Here are some links if you want to peruse:

    http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/007934.php
    http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/007835.php (there are links back to parts I-IV)

    Also, this (http://www.molleindustria.org/home-eng.php) is an anti-advergame I prefer to Disaffected. It just seems to be better at manipulating the player. It’s sort of like the end of Shadow of the Colossus or (I haven’t read much IF, but) Shade, in that you get a false sense of choice or ability to change the ending which makes the inevitable feel that much more so.

    Hope that might help some.

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