Over the past few months, in preparation for our Book of Eniarof crowdfunding campaign, we have been exploring the use of playing cards as a method for designing and developing games, concepts, attractions, and playful art objects of various ilk.
There is a curious sub-history of the use of playing cards in artistic production; it is one of the more interesting of the obscure subjects of art, but can also become the objet d’art itself (play as œuvre).
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- Workshop: Graphisme Algorithmique
- Assistant: Michaël Martin
- Leads: Anette Lenz & Douglas Edric Stanley
- Location: Haute école d’art et de design —Genève
- Students: Martin Ashton-Lomax, Martin Besson, Guillaume Bourdon, Soraya Cadelli, Sophie Czich, Jessica Friedling, Guillaume Lomax, Popy Matigot, Laurent Monnet, Laura Perrière, Valérie Pierrehumbert, Angélique Tahé, Guillaume Vautier, Alban Vogel
- Dates: 17-21 February 2014
- Video: Graphisme algorithmique (Vimeo)
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- Exhibition: Game Gazer
- Location: Swissnex San Francisco
- Dates: 26.3–4.4 2013
- Curators: David Eliott, Sophie Lamparter, Andrea Müller, Daniel Sciboz, Douglas Edric Stanley, Eddo Stern
- Production assistance: Mary Ellyn Johnson, Johann Recordon, Pierre Rossel
- Institutional Partners: Swissnex San Francisco, Pro Helvetia / GameCulture, HEAD – Genève, UCLA GameLab, ZHdK – Zürich
- Video: Game Gazer (Vimeo)
GAME GAZER – Swissnex San Fransisco from Media Design HEAD – Genève on Vimeo.
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In 1958, the American physicist William Higinbotham created what is one of the first instances of what we would today call a modern “video game”. The game, named Tennis For Two, was built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory for their yearly open-house presentations of the lab’s activities. The game was built using an oscilloscope and a programmable analog computer, the Donner Model 30. It simulated a simple tennis match between two players, with a sideways perspective of the net and a ball bouncing back and forth, controlled by two player-manipulated inputs.
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A significant percentage of video games employ in one way or another the figure of death. The thanatological sub-species of video game representations are practically endless: dismemberment, infection, untreatable wounds, explosion, etc. Players can be eaten, crushed, sliced, diced, quartered, electrocuted, impaled, and so on. Many of these representations are more or less approximate: in Doom, for example, a player’s state of “health” is represented by an abstract percentage value where players do not die of any specific organ failure, but instead from some sort of provoked exhaustion. In role playing games, players kill their opponents in a similar manner, i.e. by reducing this all-encompassing numerical value of their enemies to zero. In other games, players simply keel over, or disappear in a puff of smoke when touched, as in Pacman. In Super Mario Bros. players can just run out of time. Death in gaming is more a question of symbol than of substance. While we are still in the realm of simulation, the simulation is so figurative as pull us into an wholly other realm of representation. In his 1972 article on transcendence, gaming and “computer bums”, Stewart Brand used the term “symbolic” to describe the flickering figurations of death slowly taking over university computer science research consoles: “Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums“.
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+ Demo: ofxSprite
+ Platform: OpenFrameworks
+ Code: SpriteDemo.zip
+ Addons: ofxSpriteManager & ofxAssets
We are currently building a lot of game prototypes as part of our Ünterplay project at the Media Design department of the HEAD —Genève. A lot of these games require sprites of some sort. So here is a simple demo project showing how to integrate ofxSprite into a basic OpenFrameworks project for iOS. This same technique should also work fine on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, as the only other dependency is ofxAssets.
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Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at 15:00 in a short presentation at the Symposium on Art & Research, organized by the Ministry of Culture. My presentation, on the CityMedia project, is part of a series of round-table/lightning-round presentations that have been divided into different groups. Here is an outline of tomorrow’s presentations
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- Workshop: Graphisme génératif
- Instructor: Douglas Edric Stanley
- Location: —HEAD, Genève
- Date: 31/10/2011-4/11/2011
- Participants: Julia Garcia, Laura Couto Rosado, Nadezda Suvorova, Camille Dedieu, Roger Guindon, Patrick Donaldson, Kim Andenmatten, Amandine Baud, Annja Müller, Pierre-Alain Schilling, Yann Anspach, Marta Revuelta, Gention Cenko, Marie Rossi, Lucas Bertinotti, Angela Cardona, Emily Bonnet, Jakub Svehla, Laetitia Sejmowski, Jimmy Roura, Camille Rattoni
- Documentation: Raphaëlle Müller —HEAD
Whole generation by Pierre-Alain Schilling and Jakub Svehla
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TimeHue is a clock that represents time as a series of hue values ranging from 0° to 360° within in the HSL color space.
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« Photo/Nykto » is an experimental game conceived by Annelore Schneider and Douglas Edric Stanley as part of the « Unterplay » project at the Master Media Design —HEAD, Genève. It is a game for nyktophobes and photophobes. It is played by switching on and off the lights in order to avoid reaching the edge of the screen. The score increases exponentially near the edges, and speeds up with each change from light to dark and back.
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Voici un schéma technique que nous avons re-écrit pour la nouvelle version de GeekRun pour V2_ + ISMAR 2011. Il prend en compte la version Lift’11 de GeekRun, ainsi que la toute récente adaptation sous le nom du Passage Futé pout UTP. Il s’agit de l’architecture du nouveau programme et de l’hiérarchie des classes qui formeront le programme.
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Voici un petit tour rapide de quelques blogs que nous avons rapidement rassemblé lors du premier cours de Design algorithmique :
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- Exposition des diplômes Media Design et Espaces et communication
- Haute École d’Art et de Design / Geneva University of Art and Design —HEAD
- Media Design: Stanislas Bernatt, Cédric Brunel, Alexandre Burdin-François, Matthieu Cherubini, Clovis Duran, Leila Jacquet, Max Mollon, Nicolas Rivet
- Espaces et Communication: Sylviane Borel, Justine Lavoine, Paul Michelon, Célia Sozet, Manon Thomas, Anh Truong, Carina Ow
- location: Pavillon de la Prairie, rue de Lyon 22, 1201 Genève
- dates: 30 June – 2 July 2011 | 13:00 – 18:00
- info: Media Design blog
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- CityMedia Platform
- Software: CityMedia
- Video: CityMedia at Mapping (vimeo)
- Project: CityMedia
- Exhibition: Mapping Festival 2011
- Location: Batiment d’art contemporain Genève (Map)
- Installation: BAC, 11:00-19:30, 19-30 May 2011
- Conference: From HAL to Kinect: Live Visuals and Body Tracking, BAC, 16:00-19:00, 25 May 2011
- Workshop: Body Double: Kinect Hacking, BAC, 10:00-17:00, 26 May 2011
- CityMedia Production: Pierre-Emmanuel Reviron, Seconde Nature
- Development: Atelier Hypermédia, École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence
- Artistic direction + system design/development: Douglas Edric Stanley, et al.
- System development: Guillaume Stagnaro
- Additional development: Stéphane Cousot, Tomek Jarolim, Pierre Rossel (Media Design —HEAD), Julien Gachadoat (2Roqs), Memo Akten
- Structure + Scenography: Elizabeth Guyon, Digital Deluxe
- Project consultants: Fing
- User study: Zinc/Friche + Telecom Paris Tech (CoDesign Lab & Media Studies)
- Application Development: École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence, Media Design —HEAD
- Application Design: Jane Antoniotti (ESAA), Joël Belouet (ESAA), Maria Beltran (Media Design —HEAD), Carine Bigot (Media Design), Cédric Brunel (Media Design), Alexandre Burdin-François (Media Design), Matthieu Cherubini (Media Design), Pascal Chirol, Julien Gachadoat, Lizzie Houellebec (ESAA), Hyejin Kim (ESAA), Tomek Jarolim, Leïla Jacquet (Media Design), Nicolas Levacher (Media Design), Baptiste Milesi (Media Design), Maxime Mollon (Media Design), Raphaël Muñoz (Media Design), Cristina Dos Santos (Media Design), Stéfan Piat, Cassandre Poirier-Simon (Media Design), Ellwood-Léo Spafford (Media Design), Douglas Edric Stanley, Emilie Tappolet (Media Design)
Citymedia Project & Body Double Workshop – Mapping Festival Profile from mappingfestival on Vimeo.
FILMED AT MAPPING FESTIVAL – GENEVA – MAY 2011
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