Super cool Jamie Woo, of Gamercamp fame, has an art show this weekend from Thursday night to Saturday. This show is an examination of gender and queerness in videogames, there will be exbits and games to play. There is a focus on both the choices present in games as well as how those choices or lack of choices affect and reflect on the greater gamer culture.
Dance Central 2 will be there, and I intend to beat Jamie at it, he has me beat 2-1 so far. I can take ‘em!
For a run down of all the exhibits and to use to figure out your way around,check out the Guidebook link:
Check out what he had to say about it:
“I want to provide a spotlight on these issues in the videogame world that show that
gamers aren’t just the stereotypically angry and mouthy 13-year-olds,” said Woo who
had put on a beta-version of this show in Toronto back in February. “This was my New
Years resolution – I wanted to provide a space that showcases queer and gendered
game developers because no one is doing that.”
Here are the details:
WHO: Jaime Woo
WHAT: forallgamerssake: A videogame art show for Capital Pride
WHERE: MediaStyle, 131 Bank street – Third Floor
WHEN: Thursday, August 23 to Saturday, August 26 (Opening Night Party: Friday, August
24 at 7pm)
aaaand the facebook event with further details: