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September 21, 2006

Urban Play


Call for Submissions

The city is paved with pixels, the flow of traffic becomes the flow of bits, the flow of people, the flow of electrons. Streets and circuit diagrams become meshed. The race has begun. Each one of us becomes a player in the game of the city, furiously manipulating the control pad, tapping buttons, flicking switches. Leaping from platforms, scaling the walls the concrete/media playground is before us. Hurtling around corners, lunging up surfaces, shooting through the streets. Join the rush and surge of the city, find new ways to play the game.

Trampoline invites you to participate in Urban Play, a one day event held on 23rd November in Nottingham, UK. Its objective is to merge video gaming, art and design with the investigation of the city space. The structures of the city are increasingly pervaded by new media with screens, cctv, electronic networks, mobile devices, implements often designed to control our movement through urban space and even to remove us from our surroundings. We wish to investigate how new media can form an even tighter relationship with our immediate environment challenge and subvert its conventional structures hacking the city.

Trampoline is searching for work which explores urban space and methods of play, in particular projects which combine these areas in examining and utilising new media elements of the city.

Trampoline invites you to submit proposals of urban games, creative computer games, video, interactive installation, audio guides, sound, music and performance exploring play, gaming, new media and the city.

The submission of participatory works which promote a high degree of audience involvement this includes informal exploratory workshops as well as completed projects is highly encouraged.

Key points to focus the proposal on are:
The relation between the work and the city
The element of play
Its encouragement of audience participation

How to Submit work:
Please fill in the Submission Form, downloadable from


Submissions should include:
Description of work

Please note for those submitting video works:
We would request that you send the full version of your video works in PAL avi data format if possible

Deadline to submit proposals is October 23rd 06
Submissions should be postmarked by this date

Please send your applications to:
Emma Lewis
14-18 Broadway Media Centre
Broad Street

Posted by luis at September 21, 2006 10:10 AM