Under Julia`s Window – Plakataktion am Filzengraben 25
Von sechs Studierenden aus dem Seminar Case Studies - Under Construction von Alex Grein und Prof. Beate Gütschow.
Mit Dora Cohen, Tim Dönges, Johann Husser, Setareh Karimi, Thomas Lambertz, Walter Solon
Vom 8. Juni bis 8. Juli 2021, Filzengraben 25, 50676 Köln
TIMES OF HANDS – GAMIFICATION VS PLAY
Online-Symposium by Sam Hopkins, Ubermorgen (Liz Hass/Hans Bernhard)
with Kagonya Awori, Cynthia Chepkemoni, Hyeseon Jeong, Steffen Köhn + Nestor Siré, Betheul Muthee, Oscar Pena.
Freitag + Samstag, 11. + 12. Juni 2021, 14-17 Uhr CET
Venue: online via twitch.tv
One of the many effects of digitalization is the growing presence and significance of games. On the one hand we see them on mobile phones and laptops, as recreational activities and as a career, as a global practice. On the other hand gamification is used as a means of increasing productivity and efficiency and as a tool for learning. Considering how ubiquitous it is as a practice, it raises the question of whether games and gaming are not less a consequence of digitalization as they are much more a precondition for its success: is it possible to imagine contemporary digital fields – whether economic, social, cultural, or political – without playful, game-like features?
The symposium examines themes like the global influence and local practices of Silicon Valley rhetoric, the presence of Chinese tech ideologies in the South and the North, the practice of offline file sharing in Nairobi, the emergence of the transcontinental professional gaming industry and the explosion of the ride-hailing industry in East Africa.
Invited are students and employees of the KHM, artists, writers, gamers and programmers from Nairobi and neighboring areas.
Language: English, free of charge
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Academy of Media Arts Cologne