The GameLab of the Institute for Postdigitale Narrative of the
University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe invites you to:
Mary Flanagan, media artist and game studies scholar, is holding a talk
on November 30th, 8:00 pm at the University of Arts and Design,
Karlsruhe (Germany). Subject of her talk: “Playful Systems”
The talk will be streamed live and available here:
Mary Flanagan is a media artist and one of the most acclaimed game
studies scholars. She combines creative praxis with cultural research in
her scientific work.
She has written more than 20 critical essays and chapters on the subject
of digital art, cyberculture, gaming, and responsible design. Her last
book, Critical Play was very well received by the game studies
community. Her central thesis in this book examines how games can
question established cultural rules and by doing so enable a bigger and
much richer field of game play experiences.
Besides her interdisciplinary research activities, she is well known for
her ongoing pioneering contributions to the field of digital art. Her
artwork ranges from game based systems to computer viruses, embodied
interfaces to interactive texts.