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BOOK: MACHINIMA: 32 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES

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We are thrilled to announce the release of MACHINIMA. 32 conversazioni sull'arte del videogioco, a new book featuring interviews with international artists using video games to make art. MACHINIMA. 32 conversazioni sull'arte del videogioco expands, in print form, both the exhibition GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, curated by Matteo Bittanti and Vincenzo Trione in 2016 at IULM University, in Milan, Italy, and the official catalog, released by Silvana Editoriale in June 2016.

The vast majority of the conversations with the artists featured in the show were produced by the students enrolled in the M.A. in Arts, Cultural Heritage and Markets Program at IULM. Topics discussed range from the practice of appropriating games for making art to the artists' approaches to the medium, providing scholars, critics, and artists a set of invaluable resources to better grasp the meaning and practice of machinima.

Click here to order a copy on Blurb.

Click here to visit the official page.

MACHINIMA. 32 Conversazioni sull’arte del videogioco

Edited by Matteo Bittanti
Release date: March 08, 2017
Features: Softcover, 158 pages, black and white
Format: 15×23 cm, 6×9 inches
ISBN: 9781366258540
Language: Italian
Price: $15.99

Featured artists:

Larry AchiampongRewell Altunaga, Hugo Arcier, Marta AzparrenBenjamin BardouAshley BlackmanDavid BlandyJosh BrickerJoseph DelappeClaire EvansHarun FarockiFoci + LociAnita FontaineChris HowlettIp Yuk–YiuHui Wai–KeungKent Lambert, Lawrence LekLes Riches DouaniersMiltos ManetasMarco MendeniVictor MoralesOscar NodalBaden PailthorpePaolo PederciniTom RichardsonPhilip SolomonKent SheelyGeorgie Roxby SmithPalle TorssonMichiel Van Der ZandenAngela Washko, Brent Watanabe.

EVENT: DIGRA ITALIA 2017 (MAY 12 2017, IULM, MILAN)

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We are delighted to announce that the first ever DiGRA ITALIA conference will take place at IULM University, in Milan, on May 12, 2017.

The Italian chapter of the Digital Game Research (DiGRA) Association will convene in the Spring to discuss all things game studies. The theme of the conference is Texts, Contexts, and Pretexts.

The full program and schedule will be available in the next few weeks on the official website.

Click here to read the call for papers (in Italian)

BOOK: INDEPENDENT BY DESIGN

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Independent by Design: Art & Stories of Indie Game Creation is a massive love letter to indie game development. Featuring more than 240 of interviews with twenty of the most creative, innovative, and fresh game design studios from all over the world, the book is a must read for anybody who cares about the art and craft of digital play. Written by two veteran journalists (Stace Harman and John Robertson), this impressive tome is splendidly edited and designed. Among the stars that grace these pages are Lucas Pope, messhof, Vlambeer, The Chinese Room, and many more. Available in different editions and prices, Independent by Design can be purchased here. 

All images courtesy of the authors.

EVENT: GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES

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GAME ARTHRITIS

GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES

@ The Poly 

24 Church Street

Falmouth, Cornwall, England TR11 3EG

United Kingdom

Curated by Tanya Krzywinska (The Games Academy) in collaboration with the MetaMakers

GAME ARTHRITIS, developed in collaboration with IOCOSE by GAME/PLAY Director and Professor Matteo Bittanti, will be exhibited at the upcoming group show GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES at Falmouth University between October 12 - 22 2016 alongside Alan Meades, Amanita Design, David Blandy & Larry Achiampong, Ian Gouldstone, Oliver Sutherland, and State Of Play.

LINKGAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES

EVENT: PARALLEL WORLDS (NOVEMBER 25 2016, LONDON)

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GAME/PLAY professors Meg Jayant (GAME WRITING) and Auriea Harvey and Michall Samyn of Tales of Tales (GAME LAB & GAME CRITIQUE) will take part in a compelling event at the Victoria 7 Albert Museum on November 25, 2016.

Parallel Worlds: Designing Alternative Realities in Videogames

Friday, 25 November 2016

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Tickets: 35 punds (full price), 30 pounds (concession), 15 pounds (student)

Book Online: https://goo.gl/AR8ouS

Parallel Worlds will be taking place on Friday 25 November 2016 and will bring together a highly eclectic line up of leading designers, artists and thinkers whose work explores the ways in which videogames reflect and augment our reality. Speakers confirmed so far include Meg Jayanth (80 Days), Auriea Harvey and Michall Samyn of Tale of Tales (Cathedral in the Clouds), Laura Dilloway (Rigs: Mechanized Combat League), Keiichi Matsuda (Hyper-Reality), Simon Mann (Total War: Attila), Holly Gramazio (Matheson Marcault) and Pol Clarissou (Orchids to Dusk) with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Full Speaker line up info is available here

This inaugural event will continue into the evening with a Parallel Worlds themed Friday Late where your reality will be further distorted with a host of arcades, workshops and demonstrations across the Museum.

The event is curated by Kristian Volsing, Research Curator, Videogames, Victoria and Albert Museum.

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WHEELS OF AURELIA IS A FINALIST AT INDIECADE 2016

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INDIECADE

The most important independent game festival in the world, INDIECADE, has just announced the 50 official nominees for the 2016 edition. Among the highlights are two Italian games RIOT - Civil Unrest and Wheels of Aurelia.

The former has been developed by IV Productions/Leonard Menchiari while the latter was produced by Santa Ragione. 

Other highlights include a game about the Holocaust (Keeping The Candles Lit), a game about #Feminism, a game about killer drones (Killbox), and game about Bad News

Read more here.