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Meeting the Machine Half-Way
Sat 19 November 2016, 14:00 – 20:00 GMT
Saturday 19 November, 2–8pm
Electricity flows from motherboards into muscle memory. Neurones fire into logic gates across silicon synapses. We must become a part of the system, in order to overcome it. Welcome to the arcade.
For their Study Day, Meeting the Machine Half-way, current artists-in-residence David Blandy, Larry Achiampong, and Gary Zhexi Zhang will be joined by curator Morgan Quaintance, researcher Nathaniel Zetter and gamer Bacon/Zakutu alongside other invited contributors to take part in a programme of talks, demonstrations and a live gaming tournament.
The Study Day will draw on the experiences of professional game-players, researchers and artists in order to explore the history of video gaming culture and to think critically about our embodied relationship to technology, race and sexuality.
**Transport tickets are from Cambridge station. Pick up will be at 1.15pm.
***The games provided will be Super Smash Bros and Street Fighter II. These are unsuitable for children under the age of 12.