Application deadline: July 30, 2021
University of Applied Arts Vienna
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The University of Applied Arts Vienna is introducing a groundbreaking Masters Progam in Experimental Game Cultures
which aims at critical reflection of the societal impact of games while at the same time applying it to the prototypical development of innovative game concepts and approaches. Therefore, the central aspect of the studies is formed by the development of innovative game concepts beyond the commercial game industry in interconnection with the critical reflection of games in their various historical, societal, and social contexts.
Research areas of the study programme are, among others, the use of games as an instrument for a better understanding of social, economic, and political interrelations and for a democratic shaping of their future (serious games, critical games, educational games, etc.).
The M.A. in Experimental Game Culture swill start in the Winter semester 2021/22 and offered at the Institute for Art and Society. It is lead by the legendary Margarete Jahrmann who said in a statement that
For me, artistic play is the experimental testing and subjective experience of alternative possibilities of the world and agency. Play as a participatory process can show us ways to positive change, new forms of future society, politics, and empathic coexistence. Through the conscious breaking of rules, the transformation of rule systems, the acceptance of ambiguity as a quality in play, a new understanding for the global challenges of our time can emerge. Our way there is the game!
Applicants are invited to develop/describe a project on of the following topics:
- game changer concepts,
- queer and non-colonial game mechanics,
- dark patterns of game design,
- body and game fashion,
- games for non-humans,
- games and nature.
Written applications can be submitted between July 1 to 30, 2021 via application.uni-ak.ac.at.
LINK: Margarete Jahrmann