I DIG ATARI

May 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM @

I DIG ATARI
Book Release

*RSVP REQUIRED @ rsvp@babycastles.com* Join in for a night of refreshments and books as we celebrate the release of Raiford Guins' video game history and preservation book GAME AFTER: A CULTURAL STUDY OF VIDEO GAME AFTERLIFE (MIT Press, 2014). Following a reading, Raiford will present on the mystery of the Atari Landfill and the recent excavation project in Alamogordo, NM, which he attended as an on-site expert. Raiford Guins is an Associate Professor of Culture and Technology within the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University. Aside from almost ten years of writing on video game history and culture, Raiford has been a leading force in preserving the legacy of William A. Higinbotham and his 1958 analog computer game Tennis for Two. Additionally, Raiford is Founding Principal Editor with the Journal of Visual Culture. Copies of Game After will be available for purchase. Follow @Sierra_Offline for event updates and previews. *RSVP REQUIRED @ rsvp@babycastles.com* Babycastles Gallery 137W 14 St New York, NY 6-8:30pm It's also your last chance to check out our current exhibition: ♛ ♛ ♛ SOMETIMES WE EXPLODE ♛ ♛ ♛ SUYIN LOOUI and LADYKILLAS (NYC) "Hey Baby", "a fictional [New York] where women could freely roam the streets without consequence." SHAWN ALLEN and NUCHALLENGER (NYC) "Treachery in Beatdown City", an independent game set in New York City by artists of color who were born, raised, and live in New York. JOE KOWALSKI recently of DOUBLE FINE (NYC) "Third Rail", a multiplayer game that lets you redesign the New York City subway system DAVE GILBERT and WADJET EYE (NYC) "Shivah", an adventure featuring a New York City rabbi exploring the nature of morality and corruption in religious institution. NATE HILL (NYC) "Race Warriors", A video game hack by Harlem performance artist Nate Hill that delivers a customized race war scenario for each user THECATAMITES (IRELAND) "Crime Zone", a post-structuralist adventure in which you are every police officer. WIKI (NYC) Video game cabinet HAK (NYC) Video game cabinet SPORTINGLIFE (NYC) Video game cabinet + A SPECIAL $$$ GUEST Cassius Fowler http://www.cassiusfouler.com/

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