‘The Twenty Metre Rule’ is a metaphor for how the digital age has impacted upon individual freedoms and privacy. It asks: ‘What is autonomy or independence within online culture?’ This symposium at the Eldon Building of the University of Portsmouth uses gameplay to question supposed freedoms, discuss advances of increased independence whilst worrying about the rise of censorship, user monitoring and analysis. ‘The Twenty Metre Rule’ is also the name of a new online game developed by artist and researcher Howard Hardiman whilst in residence at Art Space Portsmouth. Digital and physical movement are used to explore the overlap between choice-based narrative gaming and critical contemporary art.
Speakers include Howard Hardiman, Omid Shams (discussing Digital Censorship), Dr Mark Eyles (discussing Gaming for Wellbeing) and Regine Freeman (discussing Growth Hacking and the architecture of virality). Tickets are just £3 and have been subsidised with support from Art Space Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth, Shake Culture Works CIC and through funding from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. Tickets are free to University of Portsmouth students and Art Space Members.
‘The Twenty Metre Rule’ is from 13:30 – 17:00 on Wednesday 18th January at Lecture Theatre EW 1.11. For more information or to book your place please see Eventbrite.