11/13: Patrick LeMieux
On Tuesday, November 13, Patrick LeMieux will be presenting Mechanics, Metagames, and Mario and demoing his game–co-designed with Stephanie Boluk–99 Exercises in Style. Patrick’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Contemporary Art Workshop.
Patrick’s essay–“Hundred Thousand Billion Fingers: Seriality and Critical Game Practices”–is available here (the essay begins on p. 14).
The New Media Workshop meets in Rosenwald 405, from 4:30 to 6:00pm
Patrick LeMieux is an artist, game designer, and Ph.D. student in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. As a member of s-1: Speculative Sensation Lab and the GreaterThanGames Lab, his art and research are centered around the phenomenology of nonhuman play, the temporality of computational media, and the convergence of leisure and labor in an information economy. Two recent projects include Open House (http://noplace.org/open_house), a telematic artwork for virtually squatting the US housing collapse, and Speculation (http://speculat1on.net), an alternatate reality game based on finance capitalism and the culture of greed on Wall Street. Patrick has been published in Leonardo, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, the Electronic Book Review, and has an essay forthcoming in the Digital Humanities Quarterly. He is currently co-authoring a monograph titled Metagaming: Alternative Histories of Play with Stephanie Boluk. For more information visit http://patrick-lemieux.com.