Hyperrhiz on Patrick Jagoda and Sha Xin Wei's Alternate Reality Game, The Project: "The multilinear experience of The Project came, in both intended and unexpected ways, to serve as an allegory of the game design and production process itself. The game explored the possibilities and limits of play in an early twenty-first century media ecology that blurs the distinction between work and play. The Project sought to produce a collectively imagined augmented reality through sited experiences and emergent networks of play."
Prof. Patrick Jagoda (English) and graduate student Peter McDonald co-author The Portal/The Sandbox: An Alternate Reality Game Archive as Electronic Literary Narrative in Hyperrhiz. The article emerged from Alternate Reality: A Pervasive Play Project, a 2012-13 Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship project with Jagoda, Sha Xin Wei (Arizona State University) and Montreal's Topological Media Lab.
Drew Messinger-Michaels writes on the Play As Inquiry practicum for UChicago News: “It was the opening night of Play as Inquiry, a practicum co-curated by Sha Xin Wei and Patrick Jagoda, both Mellon fellows at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. Posters featuring cartoon ducklings (or maybe rubber duckies) lined the walls of the Performance Penthouse at the Logan Center. There were ushers doling out cards, wearing white gloves and communicating only through pantomime...”
The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, co-founded by 2012-2013 Gray Center Mellon Fellow Patrick Jagoda, is launching its latest project, "The Source", on July 8th. Click here for more information.
SIDEBAR welcomes Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago Department of English) and Thenmozhi Soundararajan (activist, transmedia artist and theorist) in conversation about their fellowship project, Imagining Futures.