May 17th: Games and Politics: Jeff Warmouth

ATNE hosts three nights of discussion and exploration related to the Games and Politics exhibition at Boston Cyberarts and the Goethe-Institut. Please join us from 7–9pm on each night for a presentation followed by hands-on interaction with the exhibit.

This week Jeff Warmouth & Seth Alter will lead a conversation about Games as Systems.

When: Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00–9:00pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA (next to the Green Street Station)
Presenters: Jeff Warmouth & Seth Alter
Free event
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About the Presenters

Jeffu Warmouth was born in San Diego, California in 1970. He received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1992, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University in 1997. He lives in Groton, MA and works in Fitchburg, MA, where he is Professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University.

Warmouth’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally, including the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; Experimenta Media Arts, Melbourne, Australia; Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania; The Window Project, Atlanta, GA; Art on the Marquee, Boston, MA; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA; Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA; SHOW Gallery, New York, NY; University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS; Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; MicroCineFest, Baltimore, MD; Brainwash Film Festival, Oakland, CA.

Seth Alter creates political art games that model social systems. Seth takes existing game conventions such as the turn based strategy or the manager sim and deconstructs them to highlight the complicity of the player in a predatory role, while above all showing compassion for the collateral human suffering.

Seth has released two games on Steam, Neocolonialism and No Pineapple Left Behind. He was recently an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and was awarded a fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in recognition of outstanding work. He is currently working on Traitor Nightly, a small game that experiments with narrative.

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