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jihui Digital Salon presents Alex Galloway, Wed. April 20, 7PM

jihui Digital Salon presents
Alex Galloway

Wed., April 20, 2005 @ 7:00 pm
jihui - Digital Salon
Parsons Design Lab
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

Alex Galloway will present a series of artist game modifications including "Prepared PlayStation." Using unmodified versions of the "Tony Hawk" skater PlayStation games, "Prepared PlayStation" exploits bugs and glitches in the code to create dirty, jolting game loops. Video games are both the medium and the content of the work; no additional footage or editing is used. After being prepared, the game plays itself perpetually.

Alex Galloway is a founding member of the software collective RSG whose data surveillance system Carnivore was awarded a Golden Nica in the 2002 Prix Ars Electronica. The New York Times recently described his work as "conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the political moment." Galloway is author of the book "PROTOCOL: How Control Exists After Decentralization" published by The MIT Press. His second book, "GAMING: Essays on Algorithmic Culture," is forthcoming. His recent installation "Prepared PlayStation," was included in the exhibition "Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art" at Pace Wildenstein gallery in New York.

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