Sharang Biswas D’12 TH’13 and former Tilt staff member has done it again! His new game: Honey & Hot Wax: An Anthology of Erotic Art Games has been nominated in the 2020 IndieCade Games. His 2018 game: Feast won the Indie Groundbreaker Award for “Most Innovative” game and was nominated for “Game of the Year” at the same awards.
October 16, 2020
September 22, 2020
Figma Visual Game; Temptation by Akiah Watts (above) and stig · ma by Irene Lam (below) explore social conflict admist pandemic times.
September 11, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 5, 2020
Professor Flanagan spoke as part of a introductory program for incoming graduate students organized by USC with the support of Tencent. On staying focused and productive during COVID, Flanagan says she consistently makes time for “offscreen art making”, to alleviate burn-out and remain creative.
July 23, 2020
June 7, 2020
About four million Google hits for “peaceful protesters,” only about 55,000 for “peaceful police.” Anyone who has been reading the news will have seen the phrase “peaceful protesters” again and again—and probably will not have seen this other phrase. Does that mean peaceful protesters outnumber peaceful police 80 to 1? Or at least that we think and speak as if this is the case?
June 5, 2020
The Dice Tower Network features Dr. Flanagan in its podcast that explores games, game design, history and culture. This episode is hosted by Gil Hova and Emma Larkins, both tabletop designers. The hour long conversation explores psychology and games, and the meaning of games from a long term humanistic perspective. Happy listening. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ludology/id419046224
May 18, 2020
Please enjoy Post Hoc, a show I’ve put together with generous contributions from a baker’s dozen artists and seven writers. There was no pre-established theme for Post Hoc, which was prompted by our inability to get to IRL galleries and museums. Artists were simply asked for digital images, any digital image they considered an artwork. (Several works in the show do have other manifestations.) The work in the show is all from 2020. I solicited 1000–1200 character responses to each piece.
Agnieszka Kurant response by Mary Flanagan
Christian Bök response by Paul Stephens
Risk Management [Europe]
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The Library of Babel – Hexagonal Drawing in English
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of 8″ × 8″ Letraset on Paper
Lauren Lee McCarthy
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of Performance, Custom Software and Electronics, Installation, Digital Image
“Am well. Thinking of you always. Love.” Isolation #6
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault
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of 18″ × 12″ Cattle Marker, Powdered Pastels, Pencil, Graphite on Paper
Visual Entanglement, 2020
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Yellow Melting Like a Firework Petal, from Space Poem #7 (Color Without Objects: Intra-Active May-Words)
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THESE N—-S IS WATCHING
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of 42″ × 59″ Charcoal, Oil, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Ink, and Paint Marker on Pastel Paper
Devil May Care
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of 24″ × 18″ Oil & Enamel on Linen
May 17, 2020
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of 9″ × 12″ Ink and Watercolor on Paper
May 15, 2020
This May 21, 2020 at 7pm Eastern Time is another great WordHack!
A regular event at Babycastles here in New York City, this WordHack will be fully assumed into cyberspace, hosted as usual by Todd Anderson but this time with two featured readings (and open mic/open mouse) viewable on Twitch. Yes, this is the link to the Thursday May 21, 2020 WordHack!
I’m especially enthusiastic about this one because the two featured readers will be sharing their new, compelling, and extraordinary books of computer-generated poetry. This page is a virtual “book table” linking to where you can buy these books (published by two nonprofit presses) from their nonprofit distributor.
May 5, 2020
NarraScope is just a cool cool event, and this year it’s pay what you can and online. NarraScope 2020: Celebrating Narrative Games May 28 – June 4 2020. On Thursday May 28, we discovered that Matthew Farber is running “Terrifically Awkward: Games To Teach Social Emotional Learning” (link) using our very own Awkward Moment party card game for middle school age kids and older. Hurray! The game is backordered at Uncommon Goods, whah! but is available on Amazon.
March 29, 2020
“Sonnet Corona” is a computer-generated sonnet, or if you look at it differently, a sonnet cycle or very extensive crown of sonnets.
The sonnets generated are in monometer. That is, each line is of a single foot, and in this case, is of strictly two syllables.
Because there are three options for each line, there are 314 = 4,782,969 possible sonnets.