[NetBehaviour] Summer of the Shark: Artificial Life & The End(s) of Game Spaces in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V.
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Summer of the Shark: Artificial Life & The End(s) of Game Spaces in
Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V.
Channel TWo reviews Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V,” released
September 2013 and noted as “the fastest selling entertainment product
in history.” Instead of the well-covered social and political aspects of
the GTA series, this review focuses on the limits of the game landscape
and the artificial life that inhabits it.
About the Authors.
Channel TWo is Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook, artists currently
living in Chicago and working under the name Channel TWo. They received
a 2012 Rhizome Commission, a 2011 Turbulence Commission for “NYC on
Channel TWo.” They co-edited “Dynamic Coupling,” Fall 2010, Media-N:
Journal of the New Media Caucus, addressing issues of collaboration in
research, practice, and academia. Select recent projects/installations
include: Spaces, Cleveland; Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC; Pace
Digital Gallery, NYC; University of Wisconsin Madison, gli.tc/h/
festival, Kinsey Institute, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Block Museum.
Westbrook and Trowbridge are Assistant Professors in The Department of
Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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