La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR (June 21 – Aug 13, 2012)
Curated by Lynn Hughes, Heather Kelley, and Cindy Poremba.
The playable exhibition Joue le jeu – Play along showcased games as the broad, rich cultural phenomenon they now are. A vibrant international community of artist-designers is inventing new narrative forms, play styles, and innovative visions which are radically different from more familiar video game stereotypes. We invited visitors to experience the new forms of gaming at the heart of the current golden age of creative game design.
Joue le jeu – Play along celebrated all types of playful interaction : from innovative, cutting edge video games, to mixed digital/physical, social and even board games. From the purely joyful to the radically experimental, from simple games to the most elaborate aesthetic experiences : the Gaité lyrique became an immense playworld.
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