This fall the Topological Media Lab participated to the Play as Inquiry event hosted at the Gray Center for Arts of the University of Chicago.
Play as Inquiry asks how artists & scholars might construe their practices as play. This 3-day practicum hosted by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry featured distinct and experimental approached to research and production in various fields including game design, transmedia installation, public health, choreography, political science, experimental writing, and anthropology.
It was an experimental practicum organized by PATRICK JAGODA game design & theory, U of C & SHA XIN WEI experimental phenomenology, Montreal, and featuring:
TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB research Atelier-Lab at Concordia University, Montreal
ALKEMIE ATELIER multidisciplinary creative collaborative, Montreal
– Michael Montanaro:choreographer/media artist, Montreal
– Navid Navab: Media Artist, Interactive Sound Installations
– Julian Stein: Media Artist, Sound and Light Installations
– Adam Basanta: Media Artist, Sound and Light Installations
SETH BRODSKY musicologist, UofC
MICHAEL DAWSON political scientist, UofC
KEN EKLUND game designer/writer, CA
MELISSA GILLIAM game changer chicago design lab, UofC Medicine
GEORGE LEWIScomposer/scholar, Columbia U, NY
MICHAEL TAUSSIG anthropologist, Columbia U, NY
SARA THACHER experience designer, CA
MCKENZIE WARK media/critical theorist, New School, NY
About Play as Inquiry
Play as Inquiry was organized by Patrick Jagoda (faculty member in the Department of English and co-founder of Game Changer Chicago Design Lab at the University of Chicago), and Sha Xin Wei (Canada Research Chair in New Media, Associate Professor of Design & Computation Arts, and Research Director of the Topological Media Lab at Concordia University, Montreal) in association with Alkemie Atelier, a Montreal-based multidisciplinary creative collaborative. It served as culmination of their year-long Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.
Frid Nov 1
7-10:30p / play as inquiry: welcome event w/ Patrick Jagoda, Dr. Melissa Gilliam and the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab
Performance Penthouse Rm 901, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago