Participatory Worlds was launched in 2020 thanks to an effort by Bournemouth University in the UK and supported by Arts Council England. The project is led by José Blázquez.
"This project investigates three creative practices (‘machinima’, in-game photography and gamics) performed by audience members, normally end-users, which make use of videogame assets to convey stories and produce works of art. ‘Press Start’ aims to raise public awareness of the possibilities of these practices for creative expression and educational purposes by engaging with the general public, artists, scholars and teaching professionals. The project will produce four publications, an art exhibition displaying works from United Kingdom and international artists, practice-based workshops, and a seminar. "
Check their website for resources and activities, featuring artworks by Joshua Lee, JBS Gaming; Logic Films; Beatriz Vigario; CrazyFox; Frans Bouma; Akumath; Megan Miller; Irregular Saturn among others.
LINK: Participatory Worlds