The Experimental Gameplay Workshop

The Experimental Gameplay Workshop
From the site:
The Experimental Gameplay Workshop is a forum for the demonstration and discussion of innovative game designs. It provides a place for designers to showcase challenging, unproven work, and discuss it with peers.
By explicitly acknowledging the existence of a community of experimental game designers, the workshop helps legitimize gameplay-oriented research and development.

A related festival is The Independent Games Festival at

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A festival bringing together media, art and politics

next 5 minutes :: festival of tactical media

Next 5 Minutes is a festival that brings together media, art and politics.

Next 5 Minutes revolves around the notion of tactical media, the fusion of art, politics and media. The festival is organised irregularly, when the urgency is felt to bring a new edition of the festival together.

NYC Grassroots Media Conference

From the listing:
New York City will become the epicenter of the media democracy movement this February, when hundreds of journalists, scholars, artists, and organizers gather to discuss how to strengthen and expand the city’s vibrant network of independent media.
The NYC Grassroots Media Conference, which will be held February 27-29 at New School University, will feature over 40 workshops and panels conducted by more than 40 local organizations on topics ranging from video production to puppet-making; from how to start your own record label to practical ways that community media can help fight environmental racism. The goals of the weekend-long event are to promote awareness of the independent media in the city, to strengthen and unify the cityís independent media community, and to create strong bonds among community groups and local media makers.

The Expo is coming, the expo is coming!

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International Artexpo 2004
International Artexpo is an art show like no other. It offers unmatched opportunities to network, discover new talent and close deals. Whether you’re an art dealer or retail gallery owner interested in new editions, an art publisher looking to discover new artists or an architect, corporate art buyer or interior designer, International Artexpo promises to deliver unsurpassed opportunities to buy and sell art. Consumers are welcome to explore and buy artwork on the final three days of the show.

Sideshow – Todd

Todd Robbins Carnival Knowledge
From the site:
Todd Robbins, whom New York Magazine calls “a performer of dazzling skill,” parts the curtains of the secret world of the carnival sideshow in his amazing new stage production, “Carnival Knowledge.”

One of the last practitioners of a quintessentially American art form, Todd Robbins brings us face to face with an oddly beautiful mixture of real-life human marvels and classic carnival magic. calls the spectacle “infectious, informative and colorful.” The New York Post promises, “this is theater at its most visceral!”