The aesthetics of video games are rerouted to create works of art that subvert game mechanics and the experience of play. Game artist and machinima maker Chris Burke curates a showcase of artists who are using games beyond their intended purpose, as tools for making art. The exhibited works explore the finite, or “knowable,” potential of the programmed game environment.
Game Art In The Knowable Space presents works that are not games in themselves, but artworks inspired by the treatment of space in video games. Some of the works examine the aleatoric, uncanny aspects of game space while others build out their own spaces to be explored.
With artwork from:
Tom Murphy VII
Performances by Tamara Yadao and mrghosty (AKA Skot Deeming)
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00pm
47 Great Jones St 3rd Fl
New York, New York 10012
$10 General Admission
$5 Student and Artist Tickets
Still from “My Life as an Avatar 03.10” by Annie Ok
READY YOUR WAR FACE, UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO AND JOIN THE BATTLE!
To promote the theatrical release of 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, Warner Bros. launched , available on both desktop and mobile. Fans were invited to see themselves as the epic heroes and heroines of the movie by placing their own faces into the official campaign artwork, resulting in their own custom animated character posters.
The “WAR FACE” application integrates FaceGen, which uses a passport-style photo (taken via your webcam/mobile camera or uploaded from your computer/mobile device) to create a 3D model of your face, then composites it into your choice of character art to see yourself transformed into Themistokles, Artemisia, Queen Gorgo, or Xerxes. You can also go an alternate route by simply pulling your best silly war face (taken via webcam or uploaded) then adding your choice of war cry and color wash.
You can share and/or download your personalized 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE motion poster in a variety of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr optimized formats, including animated GIF.
CLIENT: Warner Bros.
The Ridley Scott Associates produced documentary SPRINGSTEEN & I incorporated the efforts of more than 2,000 fans around the world who submitted personal video clips to make the ultimate collective filmmaking experience about how Bruce Springsteen and his music became the soundtrack to so many lives.
Extending the “for-the-fans, by-the-fans” aspect of the film, the SPRINGSTEEN & I online campaign helped mobilize a globally distributed fan-base in support of the release, gaining traction across vital communities of interest and social channels.
As part of the launch announcement, Springsteen fans were invited to post pictures of themselves with their #1stAlbum to Twitter or Instagram, for the chance to appear on the film’s official poster. Over 350 fans were featured on the final artwork, and were able to find themselves on an interactive version.
Springstream was a real-time visualization of all things Springsteen as they were happening on the social web, aggregating mentions from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine, and included a “Relive the Tour” feature allowing you to play back gigs from his European tour through the eyes and emotions of the arena audience.
Closer to release, the opportunity for two cities around the world to host exclusive advance screenings of the film was announced, with fans able to vote on Twitter or Facebook using the #LuckyTowns hashtag. As a result of thousands of votes from over one hundred cities, Philadelphia and Barcelona were declared the winners.
CLIENT: Ridley Scott Associates
Birth. Death. Life. Love. Hope. Courage. Past. Present. Future. Everything is connected.
These nine themes at the heart of the sci-fi epic CLOUD ATLAS provided the inspiration for an interactive experience launched by Warner Bros to promote the film’s theatrical release: Cloud Atlas Visualizer.
In Story Mode, you can explore the world of CLOUD ATLAS though quotes and images from the film. The ever-changing mosaic evolves with the social conversation to illustrate how the world is connecting in real-time.
In Social Mode, you can view Tweets and Instagram photos from #CloudAtlas fans from around the world. Tweet or post a photo on Instagram to add your contribution to the growing mosaic.
Social Mode also offers an at-a-glance view of how frequently the themes are being mentioned on Twitter, feeding off real-time data provided by the Mass Relevance social engagement platform.
Cloud Atlas Visualizer also integrates sharing across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.
CLIENT: Warner Bros.