Curated by Malcolm Levy, artist and curator, and Kimberly Voll, game designer and Isabelle Arvers, curator Evolution of Gaming is a retrogaming exhibition that will take place at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, Canada between August 1-10 2014. Specifically,
Evolution represents the history of gaming from its roots to the future. The exhibition takes place in Vancouver during the Summer and has a special focus on the uniques roles Vancouver and France have played in the ever changing game industry.
[...] In addition to playable versions of each game showcased, the displays themselves will be immersive experiences, capturing the elements of each game and how they contributed to the ecosystem of gaming at that time (and how they continue to influence games today). In creating this ambience, Evolution will contrast low-tech aesthetics of the early games and technologies with high-tech broadcasting devices (screen walls, interactive installations, mass projections and online devices) to help the public appreciate the trajectory of game culture over the last 40 years. The Full Indie Games Summit occurs concurrently with Evolution in 2014, providing an interesting link, as many of the original games were in fact independently made, and the connection of this tradition continues forward to today.
Sounds terrific! Isabelle Arvers has the full story here.
The full curator statement is available here.
LINK: Evolution of Gaming
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti via Isabelle Arvers