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<nettime-ann> [call] medi@terra 06 - Call for Game Projects


medi@terra 06
international art + technology festival

gaming realities

October 4 - 8, 2006

Athens, Greece


The new edition of Medi@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@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
All games submitted must have an English version available.

Important dates
Deadline: 28 April 2006
Notification of the results: 9 June 2006


For any questions or more information please contact Daphne Dragona via
email or call us at +30 210 6460748.


Organizing Committee

Dodo Santorineos, Director of Fournos Center and medi@terra Festival
Manthos Santorineos, Artistic Director of Fournos Center and medi@terra
Festival, Assistant Professor in the Athens School of Fine Arts
Daphne Dragona, Programme Curator & Coordinator of medi@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. &#959;f 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
Nikos Bubaris, Lecturer, Dpt. &#959;f 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, and co-editor of and, PhD programme in the Computer Game Research at
the IT University of Copenhagen
Dr Kenji Ito, Research 
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