Breaking the Game, is “a series of interdisciplinary workshops and online symposium that bring together competing theorists and practitioners to build, debate and reflect on virtual worlds, computer gaming, immersive technologies, and new possibilities for artistic practice and experience. Taking place both online and offline, the workshops will open up the art of game modification to the contingencies of everyday life, where virtual technologies increasingly mediate physical spaces and human movements in very complex and dynamic ways…. Networked across multiple cities, the symposium will be organized around three core themes: “Hybridity”, “Overclocking the City” and “The Virtual as Interface to Self and Society.” Participants will consider gaming and other virtual technologies in relationship to building and designing cities, navigating and experiencing urban life, constructing identities, and creating and maintaining social interaction.” Sounds pretty cool – def one to check out.


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