It’s all fun and games...
It’s all fun and games… is an online sharing session of the thought lines that has unfolded during the hot desking period, facilitated through a livestream of an interactive online gameplay. Can ‘gaming’ serve as a platform from which new forms of knowledge building and sharing can propagate? Join the mini-games, chat, and ask questions, as we demo together!
Some cards shared includes: a CCTV image of Đoàn Thị Hươn, in a T-shirt that reads ‘lol’, who was used as an unsuspecting agent of assasination under the guises of a gameshow prank (here read as the manifestation of Metahaven’s propositions in their text ‘Can Jokes Bring Down the Government); a screengrab from the game Animal Crossing as a point of entry in thinking of games as platforms for communality; scenes from game shows that allude to potentialities of gaming as an artistic medium; and a scene of a prison’s virtual sweatshops as the setting of thinking through how games as platforms can also allow a replication of systems and structures of systematic marginalisation; amongst others.
The video above is a re-recorded session, without the live chat and live gameplay element originally included in the original live stream presentation on Twitch.