I just found out about this workshop taking place in Ghent, Belgium this October and November and online in February. I don’t think any Walker new media folks will be making it to Belgium next month but the online symposium sounds interesting.
WORKSPACE UNLIMITED, in collaboration with New York curator Wayne Ashley, are currently organizing Breaking the Game, a series of interdisciplinary workshops and online symposium that bring together competing theorists and practitioners to build, debate and reflect on virtual worlds, computer gaming, immersive technologies, and new possibilities for artistic practice and experience. Taking place both online and offline, the workshops will open up the art
of game modification to the contingencies of everyday life, where virtual technologies increasingly mediate physical spaces and human movements in very complex and dynamic ways. Networked across multiple cities, the symposium will be organized around three core themes: “Hybridity”, “Overclocking the city” and “The virtual world as interface to self and society.”
Where: Ghent, New York, Rotterdam, and the Internet
When: October, November & February 2005 – 2006