10.14.2004

software designer and media theorist Warren Sack — at Thing

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Date/Time: 14/10/2004 12:00 am


Join us for an evening with
software designer and media theorist Warren Sack.
Thursday, October 14, 7pm
THE THING
601 West 26th Street
New York, New York 10001
Tel: 212-937 0443
Email: info@thing.net
(organized by the Institute for Distributed Creativity
in collaboration with The Thing, NYC)

http://distributedcreativity.org

Agonistics: A Language Game
The images and actions used as metaphors by Chantal Mouffe and
other theorists of “agonistic democracy” can be instantiated as
interactive, graphical objects and dynamics. This “literal”
instantiation will then be a computer game that can be played by posting
messages to a public, online discussion forum. I am currently in the
middle of implementing the game and would like to present what I have
and get comments, critical feedback, and suggestions from those who come
to the talk. The proposal for the game can be found here:

http://people.ucsc.edu/~wsack/

bio: Warren Sack is a software designer and media theorist whose work
explores theories and designs for online public space and public
discussion. Before joining the faculty at the University of California,
Santa Cruz in the Film & Digital Media Department, Warren was an
assistant professor at UC Berkeley, a research scientist at the MIT
Media Laboratory, and a research collaborator in the Interrogative
Design Group at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. He earned a
B.A. from Yale College and an S.M. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media
Laboratory. He was recently awarded a 2004 Rhizome Net Art Commission by
Rhizome.org at the New Museum and (with Sawad Brooks) a 2002 Emerging
Artists/Emerging Medium 3: Net-Art Commission awarded by the Walker Art
Center and the Jerome Foundation. He is a visiting scholar at Columbia
University for the fall of 2004. More information about his current
work can be found at this website: http://people.ucsc.edu/~wsack

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