Call for Proposals: Urban Interaction Games

What: Call for Game Proposals

Apply by: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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How would you transform Silicon Valley and SOMA into your playground and use technology to create community and craft news kinds of participatory and inclusive urban interactions? For this call, we seek submissions from California-based artists and artist teams for interactive games that utilize technology for live playing in public space that would work within the dynamic festival contexts of both the ZERO1 Biennial as well as Come Out & Play (San Francisco), which will have its exhibition hub at SOMArts.

All proposed games must be as of yet untested and unrealized.  A panel of game judges, including ZERO1 Curator and Director of Programs Jaime Austin, Come Out & Play Festival co-founder Catherine Herdlick and SOMArts Curator and Gallery Director Justin Hoover, will select three artists/artist groups to bring their game concepts to a private weekend prototyping workshop with the San Francisco Come Out & Play Collective at SOMArts Cultural Center. This workshop will take place June 30th and July 1 from 10am-3pm.

Based on playtests during the workshop, the game judges will select one of these three games to receive a $10,000 realization grant to present it twice, first as an alpha version during the opening weekend of the ZERO1 Biennial in downtown San Jose’s SoFA District between September 14-16, 2012, and again as a beta version at this year’s Come Out & Play Festival at SOMArts Cultural Center between November 17th and December 8th, 2012.

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