Wed 3 and Thu 4 Feb 2016, 10.30am–12.30pm
What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? We often think of it in two very different ways: either as something we do by handling lo-fi objects such as dolls, board games and building blocks, or as something online and digital, including videogame consoles, mobile phone apps and online multiplayer worlds. In these two playful workshops, initiated by Larissa Hjorth (artist, digital ethnographer and professor at RMIT University), we’re going to bridge those two concepts, taking your favourite online game and creating an offline version that you can play right here in MPavilion. We’ll provide basic materials, such as string, paper and tape—you bring your enthusiasm for creativity and collaboration.