Experimental Game Cultures

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Bioludic FLOW Soirée

Im BiO∞LudiC∞LaB verschmelzen Kunst, ludische Ansätze, Wissenschaft und Natur zu einem einzigartigen Konzept. Unser Ziel ist es, das „Bioludic Wide Web“ zu etablieren — ein solides Fundament für eine zukunftsfähige, bioludische Gesellschaft. In dieser kreativen Umgebung fördern und pflegen wir innovative Beziehungen zwischen Menschen, nicht-menschlichen Wesen, der Natur, des Spiels und der Technologie.

05/2024

A Maze 2024

Once again we joined the A Maze Festival in Berlin. This time we are showcasing our new portable virtual play savings bank and some glimpses from our ongoing artistic research projects.

Margarete Jahrmann was also giving a hyper talk about our department.

05/2024

Ludic Flow Symposium – 20.03.24

An afternoon of EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES/ University of Applied Arts Vienna and International FLOW experts in play. Studio EGC, 1st floor, Georg Coch Platz, ehem. PSK. Including a sneak preview of the  virtual PLAY SAVINGS BANK (works of all EGC players).

03/2024

Pata Play Exhibition @ Studio Experimental Game Cultures

24.01.24, 18:00 – Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1. OG

´pata play is like ´pataphysics the science of imaginary solutions. In a time of constant change and craziness we experiment with ´pata as discipline, play as method and art.

01/2024

XenoLudic Talk by Tamás Páll

On the 6th of December Tamás Páll will present the research project called “NEST” for the students and faculty of the Experimental Game Cultures program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Starting at 17:00.

12/2023

Virtual PSK

Virtual PSK offers a space to play interactive artworks crafted by students of Experimental Game Cultures across various years. Utilize the physical game board by placing an artist’s avatar to unlock portals within the virtual installation, allowing for playtesting of their Hybrid Game Assemblages.

Releases

Angewandte Festival – Hybrid Ludic Assemblages

Our showcase is stationed in the historic building of the former PSK, on the 1st floor, rooms 151-156.

Mark your calendars for our special performances on today’s agenda, Thursday, June 29th

06/2023

Next Generation – Group exhibition Piran

The exhibition NEXT GENERATION is aimed at young artists and students from eight art academies and university programs for visual arts. Experimental Game Cultures Students Aliya Daveltova, Marlene Mautner & Daniela Weiss/Litto/The System Collective exhibited their pieces.

10/2022

Parallel Vienna – HYBRID LUDIC ASSEMBLAGES

Art games by: Aliya Davletova, Adrian Jonas Haim, Wassily Bartuska, Bernhard Staudinger, Barbi Markovic, Marlene Mautner, Daniela Weiß/ Litto, Maxim Shchapov, Sebastian Joseph Scholz, Sarah Steininger, Klimentina Hristova.

09/2022

Angewandte Festival

If/then – or? The white cube phase of prototyping Experimental Game Cultures.

In the exhibition of the first hybrid game-culture assemblages from the new master’s program Experimental Game Cultures, we focus on the conscious change of established dynamics of the game, reflecting both the dark side and the intensity of the games — in ludic arrangements between human and non-human actors.

06/2022

CIVA – Contemporary Immersive Arts Festival

Participation with the EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES department – AVATAR SEANCE @ Museum Belvedere, 26th Feb. 2022

02/2022

Ludic Soirees

Bioludic FLOW Soirée

Im BiO∞LudiC∞LaB verschmelzen Kunst, ludische Ansätze, Wissenschaft und Natur zu einem einzigartigen Konzept. Unser Ziel ist es, das „Bioludic Wide Web“ zu etablieren — ein solides Fundament für eine zukunftsfähige, bioludische Gesellschaft. In dieser kreativen Umgebung fördern und pflegen wir innovative Beziehungen zwischen Menschen, nicht-menschlichen Wesen, der Natur, des Spiels und der Technologie.

05/2024

Ludic Flow Symposium – 20.03.24

An afternoon of EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES/ University of Applied Arts Vienna and International FLOW experts in play. Studio EGC, 1st floor, Georg Coch Platz, ehem. PSK. Including a sneak preview of the  virtual PLAY SAVINGS BANK (works of all EGC players).

03/2024

Digital Agency & Unease. On Ludic Methods as Coping Practices in Interaction

by Hiloko Kato

13.12.23, 17:00

at EGC Studio

Digital Agency, inherent in both human and non-human participants interacting in digital realms or through digital technologies, can be hailed as the new and transformed ways of executable power. Digital games, especially, offer an insightful playground, where all kinds of agencies can be experienced: How is it to be a superhero, how is it to be an animal, how is it to be in VR – and what are my powers, what am I able to do?

12/2023

Symposium: Bridging Bodies, Technology, Theory, and AI for Civic Resistance

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the intersection of bodies, technology, theory, and artificial intelligence (AI) presents an engaging and thought-provoking topic for a performative conference. This conference aims to explore the connections between these domains and delve into their transformative potential for contemporary societies.

10/2023

Ludic Method EGC studio Visit

Hosted by Marina Grzinic  

Professor in charge of the 
Post-conceptual Art Practices Studio /IBK 

22.3. 2023 at 14.00
speaker guest Aaron Kimmig (Akbild Wien) 

03/2023

Artistic Core Subject

Pata Play Exhibition @ Studio Experimental Game Cultures

24.01.24, 18:00 – Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1. OG

´pata play is like ´pataphysics the science of imaginary solutions. In a time of constant change and craziness we experiment with ´pata as discipline, play as method and art.

01/2024

Digital Agency & Unease. On Ludic Methods as Coping Practices in Interaction

by Hiloko Kato

13.12.23, 17:00

at EGC Studio

Digital Agency, inherent in both human and non-human participants interacting in digital realms or through digital technologies, can be hailed as the new and transformed ways of executable power. Digital games, especially, offer an insightful playground, where all kinds of agencies can be experienced: How is it to be a superhero, how is it to be an animal, how is it to be in VR – and what are my powers, what am I able to do?

12/2023

XenoLudic Talk by Tamás Páll

On the 6th of December Tamás Páll will present the research project called “NEST” for the students and faculty of the Experimental Game Cultures program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Starting at 17:00.

12/2023

ARG – Collaborative Game Mechanics by Thorsten S. Wiedemann (Artistic director of A MAZE.)

This seminar is about the magic and the artistic potential of Alternate Reality Games. There is no rulebook for ARGs and no limits. Creating a metaworld by weaving experimental narratives and collaborative game mechanics into multiple online platforms 

11/2023

Semester Opening 2023

We extend a warm and heartly welcome to our (new) students!
It’s been an incredible start with so much energy, creativity, and endless possibilities, filled with experiments and plenty of “pata play“. 👾🕹️

11/2023

Features

FWF Research Project Feature

Using experimental games, the Neuromatic Game Art research project playfully explores the possibilities and limits of technology at the interface of brain and computer. Read more about it in this article:

https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/news/detail/playing-with-brain-data

01/2024

SPIKE Magazin – Portrait Margarete Jahrmann

“A pioneering experimental game artist, Margarete Jahrmann’s multimedia installations disclose the secret plots we un-consentingly act out and all the forms of play we didn’t imagine we’d enjoy. Her advocacy of “ludic activism” is an enticement to hijack tech from its profit drive and to interface with digitalization via critical pleasure.”

An interview with Mindy Seu.

12/2023

A MAZE. Festival

The department of Experimental Game Cultures exhibited a booth at the 12th international games and playful media festival in Berlin, Germany (May 10.-23. 2023).

05/2023

Eikon – Zeitschrift für Photographie u. Medienkunst

HYBRID LUDIC ASSEMBLAGES, Prototypes of Experimental Game Cultures

10/2022

Keynote: Ludic Performances in Hybrid Assemblages

with Margarete Jahrmann @ International Online Symposium: Live Performance and Video games. Appropriations, Inspirations and Mutual Transfers 5, 6 and 7th of October 2022 – with speakers in the field of games, arts and game studies as Mary Flanagan, Britta Neitzel, Miguel Sicart, a.o.

10/2022

Research & Performances

DRONES & RABBITS IN SHANNONS LABYRINTH

In a performative game with anti-game mechanics, we demonstrate appropriation, appropriation as one inherent in subversive play with technologies. Form of art. The former Postsparkasse ticket hall becomes Shannon’s labyrinth.

06/2022

Biological Interfaces, Ludic Cultures and Non-human Agencies. Games of/in/with/beyond Life.

Margarete Jahrmann and Georg Tremmel/JP @ Angewandte Programm für inter- und transdisziplinäre Projekte in Kunst und Forschung (INTRA)

02/2022

DRONES & RABBITS – Playtest

Idea & drone play: Max Moswitzer.

Drone Counter/Game Interface: Georg Luif.

Live Play in the Jugendstil Kassenhalle, reclaiming the site through play/appropriated performance with the EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES head, team, drones & rabbits

12/2021

Welcome Experimental Game Cultures

COLLECTIVE DRONE Play … Don´t Touch the ceiling!

With our move into the premises of the Postsparkasse, we welcome you to the historic halls of the Gesamtkunstwerk PSK, our launching pad for situational experiment with space and social play.

09/2021