'The Twenty Metre Rule' is a metaphor for how the digital age has impacted upon individual freedoms and privacy. It asks: 'What is autonomy or independence within online culture?' This symposium uses gameplay to question supposed freedoms, discuss advances of increased independence whilst worrying about the rise of censorship, user monitoring and analysis.
'The Twenty Metre Rule' is also the name of a new online game developed by artist as researcher Howard Hardiman whilst in residence at Art Space Portsmouth. Digital and physcial movement are used to explore the overlap between choice-based narrative gaming and critical contemporary art.
The symposium also marks the launch of Art Space Portsmouth's new website, designed by artists for artists and to give audiences more opportunity to engage with contemporary visual art.
Speakers include Howard Hardiman, Omid Shams (discussing Digital Censorship), Dr Mark Eyles (discussing Gaming for Wellbeing) and Regine Freeman (discussing Growth Hacking and the architecture of virality).
The Twenty Metre Rule: Freedom in the Digital Age forms part of Art Space Unfold and has been funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Fratton Big Local and PATCH Community Chest Fund.
Booking required. Tickets are free to University of Portsmouth students and Art Space Members, normal ticket prices have been subsidised with support from Art Space Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth, Shake Culture Works CIC and through funding from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.