A.K.A. — Avatara, Games for Non-Humans and Open Worlds on Stage.

Max Moswitzer
Arts and Society, Experimental Game Cultures
2022S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04218

Description

This seminar is an artistic endeavor about Experimental Game Cultures and live play, narration and theater. You will play, challenge narration and theatrical play, Avatar design and subjective experiences in new forms of non-commercial Online worlds. The aim is both, to develop an experimental game and to create a theatrical play – on stage and as collective experience in a multiplayer universe.

The seminar and discourse on Avatars and societies, human and non-human life is inspired by R.U.R. - Rossums Universal Robots (Karel Čapek, 1922).

The outcome can be a physical performance or/and an play in the virtual world. It also will be a staged physical play, and augmented play or a performance in the Metaverse.

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Examination Modalities

Development of a playable protoype, presentation and participation.

Comments

Worldbuilding in 3D, creating actors and bots, connecting the Real and the Virtual.

(english / german)

 

Key Words

Metaverse, Avatar, Shapeshifter, Collaboration, Second Life, Open Simulator, Hypergrid Safari, Play, Game, architecture, theater design, costume design, internet art, media art, electronic media

Dates

08 March 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
15 March 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
22 March 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
29 March 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
05 April 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
26 April 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
03 May 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
10 May 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
17 May 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
24 May 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
31 May 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"
21 June 2022, 13:15–16:15 Seminar Room 34 , "Entrance: Rosenbursenstrasse 3"

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Experimental Game Cultures (Master): Free Electives: Free Electives

Individual courses: possible