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Games And Politics: Ben Houge + ATNE at Boston Cyberarts Gallery

  • Boston Cyberarts Gallery (next to the Green Street Station) 141 Green Street Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 United States (map)

ATNE hosts three nights of discussion and exploration related to the Games and Politics exhibition at Boston Cyberarts and the Goethe-Institut. Please join us from 7–9pm on each night for a presentation followed by hands-on interaction with the exhibit.

About the Presenter

Mary Flanagan’s work explores the anxious and profound relationship between technological systems and human experience, with an ongoing exploration of rule systems, games, and what she calls ‘critical play.’ Her artwork ranges from game-based installations to computer viruses, embodied interfaces to interactive texts; these works are exhibited internationally at venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim, Tate Britain, Postmasters, Steirischer Herbst, Ars Electronica, Artist’s Space, LABoral, the Telfair Museum, ZKM Medienmuseum, and more.

Flanagan’s approach to games and technological systems occupy both onscreen space as well as physical spaces and actions, moving away from the screen to push reflection regarding familiar relationships to play, politics, and the personal. Flanagan teaches at Dartmouth College and leads the Tiltfactor game research laboratory and is the founder of the publishing company Resonym. She is based in New Hampshire and New York City.