Currently, I am heading up the "Play It Again" research team, a game history and preservation project focused on 1980s New Zealand and Australian computer games. The project is a collaboration with several moving image and game archives in New Zealand, Australia and Germany, and has received funding under the Australian Research Council's Linkage Grants Program. You can read all about it at our blog: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/play-it-again/
Yesterday, I put our draft NZ games title list online. At just over 200 titles, it is a good start. But we suspect there are many more titles we don't know about. I am writing to invite you to take a look at it and help us to complete it, as much as possible. Please send us missing information, and help us get the message out to knowledgeable people by sending it onto your friends and contacts. We are interested in all New Zealand-written computer games of the 1980s, or those written by Kiwi expats, whether published or not.
The link is in the above blog post, and there's also the obligatory range of buttons to help share the news on facebook, twitter, email etc. Word of mouth is key, so I'd be very grateful for any help you can offer in sharing this.
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ISEA2013 - Call for Conference Participation Reminder
We would like to remind you that our Call for Participation in the ISEA2013 Conference Program is open and the deadline is now only a few weeks away (Friday, 16th November 2012). Please visit our website www.isea2013.org/conference to find out about the formats and sub-themes for the symposium.
We are calling for an initial 300 word abstract, please submit your proposals at www.isea2013.org/submit.
If you have any questions for the Academic Committee, please email isea(a)anat.org.au or visit our website (www.isea2013.org) for more information.
Dr. Su Ballard | Senior Lecturer | Art History, Visual and Media Arts
Faculty of Creative Arts | University of Wollongong
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Tuesday 9.30-11.30am and Friday 2.30-4.30
The International Mobile Innovation Screening 2012 will showcase a screening programme of mobile short films and mobile-mentaries from Brazil, USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, New Zealand, Columbia, Russia, Greece, Germany and Japan at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington, Te Anakura Whitiahua, on the 23rd November 2012.
Prior to the screening (7pm-8pm) the MINA [Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa www.mina.pro] Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium opening reception will take place (6.30pm) at the New Zealand Film Archive.
MINA showreel 2012: https://vimeo.com/51724574www.mina.pro
Fresh from the stimulating CyPosium event the UpStage Festival Architects are swinging into gear with the 121212 festival in under 2 months
Full text of the appeal can be found here http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?p=4297
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More than 100 performance artists from around the world come together in December for the 121212 Upstage Festival of Cyberformance – a festival of innovative live performance all created and performed online.
(find out more here http://upstage.org.nz/blog/)
Attending the 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance is completely free for anyone – but it costs money to produce, so organisers are seeking donations to help make it happen.
The annual festival, now in its sixth year, is organised by artists Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson, with a team of dedicated volunteers in New Zealand and around the world – online meetings of the team cross multiple timezones and languages.
The festival takes place online from 5-13 December, during which 38 innovative live performances will be offered via a variety of online platforms – all free of charge and accessible via a standard internet connection and browser.
A Creative New Zealand grant provides some assistance, however additional funds must still be raised to cover the organisational costs of the festival. Anyone planning to attend the festival is invited to donate in lieu of buying a ticket :)
Helen & vicki ")
: vicki smith
+64 21 778 067
Cyposium: 12 October 2012
121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance: 5-12 December 2012
: http://tinyurl.com/vickismithBoatProject - Navigation speculation
: http://tinyurl.com/vickismithSCANZ2013 - Pattern Recognition