Rethinking Wargames Low-fi Commission

Posted by ruth catlow | Fri Nov 21st 2003 2:40 p.m.

Rethinking Wargames commissioned by Low-fi
http://www.low-fi.org.uk/rethinkingwargames/

This participatory net art project initiated by Ruth Catlow, uses the
game of chess to find strategies that challenge existing power
structures and their concomitant war machineries.

Activate:3 player chess is a new online game in which the pawns join
forces, subverting the usual hierarchical structure of the game. It was
made in collaboration with computer programmer, Adrian Eaton, with rules
that reflect the humour and blue-sky-thinking of early contributors to
the project: chess players, artists, activists and philosophers.

Those with a talent for strategic thinking, are invited to contribute to
the ongoing reevaluation of the game by playing the new game and posting
to the 'Pawns Unite' online journal-
http://www.journalscape.com/pawns_unite

Please come along to the live events or take part in the online
tournament.

Live Events:
BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art
Gateshead
November 27th, 2003, 7pm

Limehouse Town Hall
London
November 29th, 2003, 7pm
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http://www.low-fi.org.uk/rethinkingwargames/
http://www.furtherfield.org
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