Since Queer Arcade, we’ve been working hard to get everything in place for the 2014 edition of Vector: Game + Art Convergence!!! We’re currently working on a new festival website, and have already confirmed some amazing programming for the festival, which we will be posting about in the future.
Some changes have happened with Team Vector recently:
One of our founding members Clint Enns, has decided to step away to pursue his own creative and academic endeavours for the next little while. Clint was recently accepted in the PhD program at YorkU for Cinema and Media Studies and we’re very proud of him.
Skot Deeming has recently relocated to Montreal to begin his PhD studies in Concordia University’s INDI (Individualised program), and will be a member of both the Ampersand (AMP) lab and the Technoculture, Art, and Gaming lab. Skot will be staying on with Team Vector and is working on bringing some of our programming to Montreal in the near future.
Christine Has been working on her first game related exhibition and we’ll have more news about that soon!
The big announcement for the day though, is our welcoming of a new member into our fold! We are very pleased and excited to welcome our newest member to Team Vector, Martin Zeilinger!!! We’re very happy to have him onboard and are eager to have him contribute his unique perspective to our upcoming programs, including Vector 2014! Here’s a bit about Martin’s background, which we think will make him a excellent member of the group:
Martin Zeilinger is a new media scholar, writer, and sometimes a filmmaker or musician. He is interested in appropriation art, experimental audio-visual art, game and hacker culture, live coding, dystopian fiction, and theories of cultural ownership. Martin’s work on all kinds of things related to the art and politics of copying, reusing and sharing has been published widely in academic journals and books. He holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature and teaches in the fields of cultural theory, audio-visual media art, and sociolegal studies at several universities in the GTA.
Over the next few months, we’ll be making announcements about our new website, calls for submission and more for Vector 2014! Until then, friends, mark off February 20-24, 2014 in your calendars!