These four projects each use San Jose as a kind of game board for public participation in an organized event, from the narrative “future cinema” of Blast Theory’s A Machine To See With to the zombie tag of Project HoodiePlay to Brody Condon’s Live Action Role Playing Game, Level Five to a “massively collaborative quest for commonality” by the Zoropathians.

Be sure not to miss this festival-within-a-festival of urban gaming.

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Level Five

Brody Condon
Level Five (working title) is a 3-day live role playing event with 75 players, based on popular self actualization seminars which originated in the West Coast in the early 1970’s.

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A Machine To See With

Blast Theory
A Machine To See With (2010) is a new work by Blast Theory for pedestrians and their mobile phones. Mixing documentary material, stolen thriller cliches and the films of Jean-Luc Godard it invites you to become someone else. Step inside a film as you walk through the city, receiving phone calls.

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Project HoodiePlay

CFC Media Lab
During the 01SJ Biennial, the CFC Media Lab will be leading a series of workshops where participants can makes their Hoodie “zombie-tag” ready for a widespread, participatory game.

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Ken Eklund and Annette Mees
A playful investigation of the elusive connections between people, ZOROP (2010) is real, and (quixotically, perhaps) believes that World Peace is a meme that really just suffers from a visualization problem.