Eddo Stern - Work and In-Class Discussion

Apr 14th, 2004

Professor Jennifer Steinkamp's 160 'Games and Art' class meets in a in class lecture with artist Eddo Stern to discuss his work.

DESMA 160 sec. 1 'GAMES AND ART' Course Description: Games and Art is based around the idea of games as physical, emotional, linguistic and political interactions. Wittengenstein, the Viennese philosopher, once remarked that the word game was virtually impossible to define - for what is not a game in life. In the context of a bengin chess match, a game of cards or perhaps table tennis, the participants engage in a complex set of issues both consciously and unconsciously.

Speaker Biography

Eddo Stern works on the disputed borderlands between fantasy and reality, exploring the uneasy and otherwise unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulation. His work explores new modes of narrative and documentary, experimental computer game design, fantasies of technology and history, and cross-cultural representation in computer games, film, and online media. He works in various media including computer software, hardware and game design, kinetic sculpture, performance, and film and video production. His short machinima films include "Sheik Attack", "Vietnam Romance", "Landlord Vigilante" and "Deathstar". He is the founder of the now retired cooperative C-level where he co-produced the physical computer gaming projects "Waco Resurrection", "Tekken Torture Tournament", "Cockfight Arena", and the internet meme conference "C-level Memefest" He is currently developing the new sensory deprivation game "Darkgame".


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