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    FreePixel looks at video games as part of the moving image culture. Games are not movies. But games use moving image tradition in their presentation. That is why FreePixel offers a critical look at games and their expressive qualities that grow from the use of the moving image.

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    Foci & Loci: Performing Machinima in LBP

    Posted by micnit

    Machinima is always a kind of performance. To make that point, I often refer back to great machinima performance examples such as Chris Burke’s This Spartan Life (which finally saw episode 7 released in April ). His latest endeavor continues this approach on using game worlds as virtual stages at live events. But now the […]

    Georgia Tech at the Center for Puppetry Arts

    Posted by Michael

    Over the last term, Ali Mazalek’s, Claudia Rebola’s and my own class here at Georgia Tech worked toward a final shared piece involving digital puppetry. After some test runs, the resulting “Pictures at an Exhibition”¬† performance will be one short segment in the Experimental Puppetry show at the Center for Puppetry Arts. May 18-22 2011.

    The Oracle is live

    Posted by Michael

    Jeffrey Jacobson from PublicVR and a whole team of animators, experts, and coders (cudos to Friedrich Kirschner) have wrapped up the Egyptian Oracle project and it officially premiered at the Boston¬†Cyberarts Festival. The project will be installed from June 13th at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The project was funded by the NEA and […]

    Biofed cinematics

    Posted by Erik

    At DiGRA 2007 I presented Andrew Dekker’s honor thesis on biofeedback that changed the atmosphere of a game in real-time. Unfortunately I did not have a full demo video and Michael has often reminded me of this. But last week Andrew reconnected the Wild Divine sensors et al to Ravenholm a Half Life 2 zombie […]

    Verion premiere tonight

    Posted by fiezi

    A small plug that the live-animation/theatre production I was working on for the last 4 months – VERION – is premiering tonight in Trondheim, Norway. It’s a 75 minute show. As it is in norwegian, it’s a bit tough for me to explain what exactly is going on – but it’s a sci-fi piece about […]