Game/Play is a networked national touring exhibition focusing on the rhetorical constructs game and play. This collaboration between Q Arts, Derby and HTTP Gallery, London provides a basis for exchange and interaction between audiences, artists, curators and writers through the exhibitions and networked activity.

Playful interaction and goal-oriented gaming explored through media arts practice |

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue
available at the exhibition venues. It includes twenty specially
commissioned texts from respected writers in the field of critically
positioned independent gaming and ‘playculture’.Writers: Giles Askham,
Jon Bird, Peter Bowcott, Javier Candeira, Rebecca Cannon, Ele
Carpenter, Ruth Catlow, Louise Clements, Mary Flanagan, Marc Garrett,
Keiron Gillen, Mark R Hancock, Martijn Hendriks, Pat Kane, Ana-Marija
Koljanin, Maaike Lauwaert, Patrick Lichty, Corrado Morgana, Christiane
Paul, Thomas Petersen, Andy Pollaine, Jonathan Willett.<<
download the full catalogue as PDF (616 KB).

Playful interaction and goal-oriented gaming explored through media arts practice |

This site offers some fantastic discussion about purposeful gaming.. something akin to what I’ve been calling “generative play” for the past few years.

Some good papers available as well…

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