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

This year’s panel discussion revolves around our exhibition: To Utility and Beyond. Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art.

Join Team Vector (Martin Zeilinger and Skot Deeming),and a selection of artists from the exhibitions, in an engaging and critical discussion all about interfaces.

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?

We hope that you will join us for this conversation, which will be happening on Friday, February 20th, from 7-9pm at Interaccess (9 Ossington Avenue).

This panel is free to attend and open to all.

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

 

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