Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ludic Times | The Art of Gaming

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22 – 29 July 2008


The Asia-Europe Art Camp project is an initiative set up by Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in 2003 focusing on New Media Art. The project aims at developing a platform to promote dialogue between art students from Asia and Europe, to learn more about each other’s contexts,cultures and be inspired during a week of lectures, workshops and public events. Focusing more on the creative process than on the “artistic product”, the Camp has been designed as a learning experience and an opportunity for professional development.

Built upon the achievements of the previous five Art Camps, the 6th camp will gather 20 young artists or students, usually in their final year of study, from ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) countries for an intensive week of workshops, lectures and meetings as well as artistic and collaborative work. A team of Asia-Europe artistic advisors and resource persons specialised in art and technology will lead and facilitate the workshops during the camp.

On the sidelines of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2008 and the Asia-Europe New Media Arts Policy and Practice Meeting, the Sixth Asia-Europe Art Camp to be held in Singapore is conceptualised around the theme of gaming and will focus on the nature of our contemporary ludic culture while taking into account psychology of gaming and theories of gaming(as tools for social development and awareness, real-life situation simulations, artificial realities,augmented realities, serious games for education, persuasive games, interactive artwork and games as an art form). Electronic, internet-based and pervasive games and their role in urban society will be discussed as well as the possibilities for Asia-Europe game development collaborations and industry-artist-researcher partnerships.

Who can apply?

Final year students (university level, below Master) from relevant schools (mixed/new/inter-media departments preferably) with the following criteria:

 Nationality of an ASEM member country (Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam).
 Preferably between 20 and 28 years of age;
 Have a keen interest in exchanging thoughts and visions with other artists from other countries and backgrounds in new media arts;
 Possess an interest in collaborative work & cross-cultural exchanges. Prior relevant experiences and/or projects as well as participation and interest in local and international artists’ networks are an asset.
 Have an interest in participating in a one-month online collaboration prior to the art camp to regularly engage in an exchange with the other selected participants and assigned team.
 Possess a good ability to communicate in English, which is the working language of the Art Camp.

The contacted schools are free to select two or three students who will best represent the school,considering the above criteria. The schools are encouraged to do a pre-selection screening before sending the contacts and CV.

For more info and to access application form, visit:

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