Game Show New York City: The Art of Learning through Games - Call for Entries Deadline

Exhibition at Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University 
May 16 – June 3, 2011
www.gameshownyc.com
Contact: gsnyc1@gmail.com or Nick Sousanis: nsousanis@gmail.com

Call for Entries Deadline January 10, 2011

 Macy Gallery and the organizers invite artists to submit proposals for Game Show NYC, an interactive exhibit devoted to the art of games and the game of art. Game Show NYC is designed to galvanize art and science, theory and practice, playfulness and seriousness, learning and teaching, the local and global, as well as a wide variety of academic specializations. This exhibition of artful games from an open call for entries celebrates the joy of learning.

 Not to be confused with a TV Game Show, Game Show NYC (GSNYC) expands the concept of an Art Show by making the enjoyment of art an active and educative experience. GSNYC will serve as a forum to bring together artists, educators, and game designers with the purpose of engaging and educating the public. The exhibition will be accompanied by a number of informal workshops and discussion sessions devoted to exploring what John Dewey termed in Art as Experience the “necessary connection of education and experience.” Game Show NYC builds on Game Show Detroit, held at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) in 2006 (please see: www.gameshowdetroit.com).

 The exhibition is open to artists submitting new games, familiar games that have been artistically and educationally re-imagined, and interactive artworks fusing the idea of games, art, education, and play. This may also include computer games, performance-based works, and pieces that take people out of the gallery itself – and set players exploring New York. The organizers encourage entries that so blend the attractive attributes of games, art and education that no one bothers to determine which of those elements is dominant. The open call for entries can be found on the exhibition website www.gameshownyc.com. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2011.

 (Also, generous funding from the Provost Investment Fund at Teachers College and Microsoft Research is providing support for Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines, a conference to be held in conjunction with Game Show NYC. This interactive event featuring further explorations on gaming takes place from May 26 to 28, 2011. The call for proposals and further details are available on the conference website: http://blogs.tc.columbia.edu/creativityconference2011/.)

 

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