• XenoLudic games and nonhuman intelligence
Research Project

Project Partners

Tamas PAll, Hollow, Role Play Group Budapest , Thomas Wagensommerer


01 October 2023–30 September 2024


non human, Material Sciences, mycelium, 3D Print, Game Research, Spieltheorie


On the 6th of December Tamás Páll presented the INTRA research project called “NEST” for the students and faculty of the Experimental Game Cultures program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. NEST is a collaborative project between Tamás Páll, Prof. Margarete Jahrmann, and Thomas Wagensommerer that explores post-anthropocentric experimental game mechanics and play through “XenoLudic” artistic research. The term XenoLudic - coined by Tamás Páll in his ongoing PhD research - refers to a form of game-based artistic research that explores nonhuman play and agency, and human-machine cooperation. We will unpack previous projects working with XenoLudic mechanics, and discuss the ongoing research in detail with materials, experiments and documentation. The occasion for the research is to discuss with students the possibility to collaborate on an upcoming solo exhibition that will run between 25th of January and 25th of February at discotec Vienna. Preparing for the exhibition a one day workshop will be organized in January, where together with the EGC students they will delve into the processes of role-play, digital worldbuilding and critical play, which are the key methods of the NEST research project.


Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien

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Published By: Margarete Jahrmann | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 16 February 2024, 07:54 | Edit Date: 16 February 2024, 17:13