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Title: medi {AT} terra international art and technology festival


medi {AT} terra 06
international art + technology festival

gaming realities

October 4 - 8, 2006

Athens, Greece



The new edition of Medi {AT} terra festival aims to explore all dimensions and developments in the field of games and entertainment and attempts a thorough examination of the data, the trends and the new conditions arising as a result of their widespread use and deployment.

With this call for game projects, Medi {AT} terra invites artists, independent creators, programmers and theorists from the gaming field to send their proposals to show their work in the context of the festival’s exhibition.

The projects to be submitted may be
- stand alone offline applications
- on line applications, applets (eg Flash, Shockwave, Java)
- mods & patches/ Modifications and enhancements of well known games (Quake, Unreal, Half-Life, Torque)
- machinima / films made with the use of computer games
- mobile phone games

The games submitted shall be uploaded and hosted in a web address or sent in a CD/ DVD from which they can run on a PC or Mac.
Also accepted can be the playable demos of games.

Criteria for the selection of the games will be
- their innovation in terms of development and application
- the originality of their content
- the new approaches introduce
- their aesthetic artistic features
- their theoretical approach

A special interest will be shown to games with sociopolitical content as well as to games that constitute tools for education and other scientific fields.
All games submitted must have an English version available.

Important Dates
Deadline: 5 May 2006
Notification of the results: 9 June 2006


For any questions or more information please contact Daphne Dragona via email daphne {AT} mediaterra.org or call us at +30 210 6460748.


Organizing Committee

Dodo Santorineos, Director of Fournos Center and medi {AT} terra Festival
Manthos Santorineos, Artistic Director of Fournos Center and medi {AT} terra Festival, Assistant Professor in the Athens School of Fine Arts
Daphne Dragona, Programme Curator & Coordinator of medi {AT} terra Festival, Coordinator of Fournos Center, Museologist
Nefeli Dimitriadi, Researcher and New Media Artist
Maria Roussou, Researcher, makebelieve experience design and consulting
Nikos Bubaris, Lecturer, Dpt. οf Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean
Dr. Dimitris Charitos, Lecturer, Dpt of Communication and Media Studies National and Kapodistrian university of Athens
Dimitris Delinikolas, New Media Artist, Filmmaker
Panagiotis Delinikolas, New Media Musician, MMORPG-OD
Fotis Hadginikos, Ph.D Computer Science, Programmer
Yiannis Konstantinou, New Media Artist
Maria Pesli, New Media Artist
Alexandros Spiropoulos, Researcher, New Media artist, Member of the Personal Cinema collective
Panagiotis Stathopoulos, Ph.D Computer Engineer
Konstantinos Tiligadis, New Media Artist
Stavroula Zoi, Ph.D Informatics, Research & Teaching Associate at the Athens School of Fine Arts

Programme Committee

Prof Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor and Principal Researcher at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT-University of Copenhagen, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Gamestudies.org
Nikos Bubaris, Lecturer, Dpt. οf Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean
Dr Dimitris Charitos, Lecturer, Dpt of Communication and Media Studies National and Kapodi strian university of Athens
Prof Adrian David Cheok, Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Associate Professor in the Schools of Computer Engineering and Art, Design, and Media
Julian Dibbell, Contributing editor, Wired magazine, Author, "My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World"
Gonzalo Frasca, Academic and Professional Game Designer, Editor of www.ludology.org, and co-editor of www.gamestudies.org and www.watercoolergames.org, PhD programme in the Computer Game Research at the IT University of Copenhagen
Dr Kenji Ito, Research Associate, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof Jesper Juul, Assistant Professor in the Center of Computer Games Research at the IT - University of Copenhagen, Game designer, Editor of www.gamestudies.org
Prof John Kontos, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science, University of Athens
Kristian Lukic, Writer, artist, cultural and game researcher, Founder of Eastwood - Real Time Strategy Group
Dr Frans Mayra, DIGRA president, Research Director, Hypermedia Laboratory, University of Tampere
Julian Oliver, Free-software developer, composer and media-theorist. Founder of www.selectparks.net
Prof Zhigeng Pan, Acting Director of the Digital Entertainment and Animation Research Cener, Zhejiang Univ., China
Prof Narcis Pares, Assistant professor of the Technology Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Researcher in the group for Experimentation on Interactive Communication of the Audio-visual Institute at the UPF
Domenico Quaranta, New media Art Critic and Curator
Maria Roussou, Researcher, Co-Founder of makebelieve experience design and consulting.
Manthos Santorineos, Artistic Director of Fournos Center and medi {AT} terra Festival, Assistant Professor in the Athens School of Fine Arts
Dr Christa Sommerer, New media artist, Professor for Interface Culture, Institute for Media, University of Art and Design Linz, International Co-editor of the Leonardo Journal
Eddo Stern, New Media Artist, Game designer, Founder of C-Level
David Surman, Lecturer in Computer Games Design at the Newport School of Art, Media and Design, Co-editor of Games and Culture, and Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal
Eric Zimmerman, Game Designer, CEO and Co-Founder of gameLab


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