Toronto has no shortage of digital conferences, and festivals like Gamercamp have provided a much needed forum for the celebration of gaming culture, but with Vector: Game + Art Convergence, Hogtown will get their first festival dedicated to the exploration of video game Art, that is to say works that critically address the politics, technologies, representations and aesthetics of video games (rather then strictly video games themselves).
Co-founded and co-curated by mr. ghosty (aka skot deeming), who participated in TIFF Nexus’ Youth New Media Literacy Jam, along with a seasoned team of new media artists and academics, the festival intends to showcase a diverse range of artists working within many creative contexts and has already assembled an initial slate of cool artists for their inaugural 2013 edition, February 21st – 24th.
However, they’re also casting a net in search of more works to add to the roster, and are holding an open call for entries that will run until Dec. 10th. Submissions can range from:
For submission Guidelines and Forms, please visit the Vector website. All artists will be notified of the submission committee’s final decision in the first week of January 2013. So get coding, hacking, writing, fabricating, designing, etc.!