To commemorate the Games and Politics exhibition in Makhanda during the second edition of CREATIVATE taking place at The 45th National Arts Festival, a Train Jam from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth will take place.
The game jam will be approximately 21 hours long and 20 participants will be selected and funded by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. Games made during the Jam will be presented in a workshop at the Festival.
WHAT THE TRIP WILL ENTAIL:
1. A kick-off dinner at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg on 25 June.
2. A train ticket from Joburg Park Station to PE Railway Station departs on 26 June.
3. A shuttle bus from Port Elizabeth Railway Station to Makhanda.
4. 2 nights accommodation at the Rhodes Festival hotel in Margaret Smith Residence and Ruth First House.
5. A workshop during the Arts Festival where the games made will be presented.
6. A return shuttle bus and a train ticket back to Johannesburg on the 29th of June.
Participants will be back in Johannesburg on the 30th of June.
WANT TO APPLY?
We are looking for 20 individuals who are interested in creating serious or political games and we encourage both newcomers with experience in making games and experts to apply for the jam.
Applicants will primarily be selected based on their 250 – 300 word motivation within the form. If you would like to enter with a team of 2-3 people, please ensure that each team member fills in a form & states the names of members.
The deadline for applications: Friday 26 April 2019.
Successful applicants: Notified by 3 May 2019.
If you do not hear back from us after this date, your application was not successful.
ABOUT THE GAMES AND POLITICS EXHIBITION IN MAKHANDA
The exhibition Games and Politics will showcase the latest developments in the field of computer games – the most popular kinds of the digital revolution, including the so-called Impact Games, Serious games and news games. The effects of globalization, as well as other real-world references, are further reflected significantly in computer games: they address inter alia the Syria conflict, the use of drones in war zones and global economic contexts of the globalized financial market. Whether computer games are seen as a political issue, as an entertainment medium or – even – as art, is dependent on the context in which they are viewed.
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