Artgames and interspecies LARPS - with Marc and Ruth of Furtherfield

The ReImagining Value Action Lab

"Ruth and Marc of Furtherfield Gallery join us to talk about the connections between art, games and revolutions in everyday life and technology." Max Haiven.

Furtherfield disrupts and democratises art and technology through exhibitions, labs & debates, for deep exploration, open tools & free-thinking and is London’s longest-running (de)centre for art and technology whose mission is to disrupt and democratise through deep exploration, open tools and free-thinking.

Ruth Catlow is its co-founding artistic director and has spent 20 years exploring games, and more recently Live Action Role Play as a way of engaging people's imaginations and expertise across silos, around emerging technologies and the wicked social and political problems they give rise to or intensify. Catlow is the founder of DECAL Decentralised Arts Lab crowdsourcing R&D by leading artists, using blockchain and web 3.0 technologies for fairer, more dynamic and connected cultural ecologies and economies. She is also PI at the Blockchain Lab at the Serpentine Galleries R&D Platform.

Marc Garrett is a co-founder of Furtherfield ho has curated over 60 contemporary Media Art exhibitions and projects in the UK and internationally. Heb is recently the co-editor of the books Artists Re: thinking the Blockchain, State Machines: Reflections & Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, & Art and Frankenstein Reanimated: Art and Life in the 21st Century.