Call for projects: PlayLab – Laboratory of experimentation with video games – deadline 25 November 2009

Deadline: November 25, 2009
Call for collaborators: December 14, 2009 through January 20, 2010
Teachers: Mar Canet, Antonin Fourneau, and Abelardo Gil-Fournier. Coordinated by Flavio Escribano
Venue: Medialab-Prado in Madrid (Spain)

Call for the presentation of proposals to be carried out within the collaborative production workshop that will take place in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain) on January (21 to 24) and February (4 to 7), 2010.

PlayLab aims to explore the context of games and video games as a space for creativity, experimentation, learning and reflection. It also aims to create an environment that leads to collaborative work in which different disciplines come together.

PlayLab’s activities are proposed as an open and participatory research process from which one can approach video games, a phenomenon that is becoming more extensive and influent in Contemporary Society, and explore its critical potential, its learning possibilities and its capacity to create social spaces that go beyond the purely commercial and standardized. PlayLab is also interested in the history of games and video games as it examines its possible genealogies and studies its social, cognitive and psychological effects characteristic of video games today.

Check the call guidelines and submit your project before November 25, 2009. No entry fees.

More information and call guidelines:
medialab-prado.es/article/convocatoria_playlab_laboratorio_de_experimentacion_con_videojuegos
playlab (at) medialab-prado.es

With the collaboration of ArsGames and PlayStation

Venue:
Medialab-Prado
Plaza de las Letras
Calle Alameda, 15
28014 Madrid (Spain)