departure Talk as part of SUBOTRON arcademy
Handmade Pixels is the new book (MIT Press) from video game researcher Jesper Juul, about the history and idea of independent video games.
The problem of independent video games is the problem of authenticity: How can we create new, authentic games in a global, digital, immaterial art form, at a time when the rest of culture celebrates local food, handcrafted items, and the analog?
The expert will argue that independent games are often fundamentally anti-modern; critiques of modern video game development, and attempts at returning to an (imaginary) past of video game history.
Through examples of many interesting and strange games, Juul will tell the history of independent games, and point to their ongoing challenges: What happens when players deny that an experimental independent game is a “real game”? Are experimental independent video games for everyone, or only for a small group of connoisseurs? Can we continue to make new video game by referring to older analog visual styles? How can we create authenticity in a thoroughly digital world?
Find more information on the talk and speaker on SUBOTRON’s website.
The lecture series SUBOTRON arcademy is supported by the Vienna Business Agency.
The event will be held in English / Die Veranstaltung wird auf Englisch abgehalten.
No registration required / Für die Teilnahme ist keine Anmeldung erforderlich.
Image © MIT Press
19:00 – 21:00
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien