2015 Panel Discussion: Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art.

Panel Discussion: Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art
Friday, February 20th, from 7-9pm
@ InterAccess (9 Ossington Avenue)

This year’s panel discussion revolves around our exhibition: To Utility and Beyond. Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art. Join Martin Zeilinger and Skot Deeming, and a selection of artists from the exhibitions, in an engaging and critical discussion about interfaces.

Featured Artists taking part in the panel include: Connor Campbell, Kara Stone, Nadine Lessio, Kieran Nolan, Kim Hoang and Ben Swinden.

What makes an interface? What characterizes a successful (or a failed) attempt to interface with a game, a machine, an algorithm, or another human? What are the politics of interface design, and what are its aesthetics? How are desires, hopes and fears expressed in interfaces? How are they made transparent/ obfuscated? How do commercial discourses embedded in technology cultures shape our understanding of the interface? How do we break from these discourses to create new critical works while focusing on interface design? How do we move beyond the concept of utility when discussing the interface?

This panel is free to attend and open to all.