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Featured: Babycastles Indie Arcade Summit@Museum of Art and Design (NYC)

Featured: Babycastles Indie Arcade Summit@Museum of Art and Design (NYC)

BABYCASTLES SUMMIT
Museum of Art and Design
Friday at 6:00pm until Sunday at 9:00pm

$35 for Weekend Pass for ALL TALKS / WORKSHOPS / BANDS / ARCADE
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/257844

Exploring innovation in interactive media and human interaction, the collective Babycastles will host a weekend summit on interactive and immersive arcade game design, in collaboration with Keita Takahashi, game designer at Katamari Damacy in Japan.  Including workshops, lectures, interactive environments, and parties, the Babycastles Summit brings together leaders in independent arcades to explore new possibilities in how to engage, alter, and expand social structures.

a new arcade by:
KEITA TAKAHASHI ✌ IVAN SAFRIN ✌ KAHO ABE ✌ TERROR PIGEON DANCE REVOLT

with help from
NYU GAME CENTER
CITE Game Innovation Lab
The Elumenati

Inspired by Keita’s kid-friendly play-scape designs and Anna Anthropy’s book, “Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form”, …
Babycastles will be building four video game play-scapes designed by Keita Takahashi In association with Kaho Abe, Neil Fridd and Ivan Safrin. They will be on display and available for play throughout the summit at the Museum of Art and Design in 2 Columbus Circle.

The Babycastles summit is a three-day series of talks, panels, bands, hands-on workshops and custom video game installations designed by Keita Takahashi , game designer of Japan’s Katamari Damacy. The summit will be hosted by the Museum of Art and Design from August 24th through the 26th as part of the “Fun Fellowship”.

CALENDAR
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24TH  Open 6PM – 1AM

Keynote Talk at 7PM:
Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy) & Frank Lantz (NYU Game Center)

Party & Performances from 8:30PM – 1AM
Theater
Sun Airway
Happy New Year
Bermuda Bonnie

7th Floor Arcade
Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
Little Ruckus
yoseph y la zilla
Cheeky Dirty LA (DJ Set)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH Open 12PM – 1AM

Talks, Workshops, Panels from 1PM – 8PM
Japanese Shmups and the Ascension of a Bodhisattva
Participatory Games Workshop
How To Babycastles
Physical Intimacy in Larps
Performance Machines in Game Space
Nick Fortugno
The Bill Murray of Video Games
Designing Games for Public Spaces

Party and Performances from 8PM – 1AM
The Suzan
Eula
Habibi
Sweet Tooth
Peggy Wang DJ Set (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH  Open 12PM – 10PM

Talks, Workshops, Panels from 1PM – 6PM
Music in Video Games
Making Things No One Asked For In The Games Industry
Kaho Abe
Why Did You Make Your First Game?
Doug Wilson

Party and Performances from 5:30PM – 10PM
Radlib
Bubblyfish
Chipocrite
Visuals
No Carrier
Chika
DJ Set
Brian Blackout

 

FULL CALENDAR & DETAILS -> http://babycastles.com/summit

 

ALL BANDS EVENTS: ALL AGES
$10 at the door show for BANDS AND ARCADE only!!!

Want to help??? :https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/meow-volunteers

 

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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