Art Subverting Reality: alt.barbican, alt.MUTEK and Milieux :
August 23, 2017, 10:30 - 12:30
○ Bart Simon - Milieux Institute: 10:30 - 12:30
Bart Simon, Associate Professor of Sociology
Director, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre (TAG)
Simon's research is focused on the areas of science and technology studies, critical post-humanism and everyday technocultures with specific interests in digital culture, games and virtual worlds, and simulation, surveillance and social control.
In 2004, Simon launched the Montreal GameCODE project, a Concordia-based research initiative to examine the cultural impact of digital games. In 2009 he became the director of a new broader cross-faculty research initiative in Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG).
His recent publications include ‘Geek Chic: Machine Aesthetics, Digital Gaming, and the Cultural Politics of the Case Mod’, ‘Never Playing Alone: The Social Contextures of Digital Gaming’ and ‘Beyond Cyberspatial Flaneurie: On the Analytic Potential of Living with Digital Games’.