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2017 UCLA Game Art Festival

2017 UCLA Game Art Festival

Tuesday, November 14th
The Hammer Museum

Returning for its fifth year, the 2017 UCLA Game Art Festival will showcase the year's most cutting-edge videogames and interactive arts. The Game Art Festival is presented by the UCLA Game Lab in collaboration with the Hammer Museum. The event will feature than 50 playable games, tournaments, machinima and more. Come join us in a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, huge projection screens, live music and a vibrant mix of celebrated games and art!

The 2017 UCLA Game Art Festival is made possible in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Check out footage from the 2017 festival




7:00 pm Now that's what I call midi
John "Datagram Lanyard" Brumley
7:45 pm MC Introduction
Lucas Near-Verbrugghe
8:00 pm Hot Air
Kristin McWharter
8:20 pm Gecko Ridemption: The Tournament
Theo Triantafyllidis, Alex Rickett
8:40 pm The Med-Usa One: Pre-Next-Gen Technology
Britt Moseley
9:00 pm Future Ladies of Wrestling (aka F.L.O.W.)
Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford. Starring Candy Pain, Chemtrails, Diva Colada, Valibu Tina, Machine, Lisa 5000, Eruptia, and Flesh Eating Corpulous. Hosted by Diana Dzhaketov.
9:40 pm Melee Medley
Game Music Ensemble




Machinima (Including Works from Isabelle Arvers' workshop at UCLA)

Board Game Lounge + Systems of Struggle Exhibition (Curated By Naomi Clark)

Replay Exhibition (Curated By Matteo Bittanti)



Credits and Other Information

Artistic Director Eddo Stern, Professor Department of Design Media Arts; Director, UCLA Game Lab, UCLA
Production Managers David O'Grady and Tyler Stefanich
Game Lab Curators Eddo Stern, Isla Hansen, and the UCLA Game Lab
Guest Curators Matteo Bittanti and Naomi Clark
Graphic Designers Adeline Ducker and Steven Amrhein
Web Content Managers Sofia Staab-Gulbenkian and Lena NW
Master Of Ceremonies Lucas Near-Verbrugghe
Videographer Nora Gruber
Photographer Jesse Flemming
Hammer Museum Staff Project Manager: Theresa Sotto
Technology Production Manager: Jim Fetterley
A/V Supervisor: Tim Ferris
Event Manager and Hammer Student Liaison: Zoe Silverman
Volunteers Esther Abosch, Jen Agosta, Hye Min Cho, Nick Crockett, Stalgia Grigg, Kit Kirby, Miller Klitsner, Gia Liu, Tucker Marder, Kristin McWarter, Jonathan Moore, Lena NW, Phazero, Hyesoo Shin, Bob Su, Tuang Thongborisute, Theo Triantafyllidis, Annie Yu
Thanks for Recommendations Peter Brinson, Sarah Brin, Dominique Chen, Antonin Fourneau, Isabelle Avres, Gundolf Freyermuth, Eddie Lee, Paolo Pedricini, Archie Prakash, Rick Silva, Eric Zimmerman

Admission: This drop-in program is not ticketed.

Parking: Parking is available below the museum for a flat rate of $6 after 6 p.m. (cash only). Additional event parking is available at 11020 Kinross Ave. (UCLA Parking Lot 36) with a flat rate of $5 payable by credit card/cash at the Pay Station or pay by cell phone through the Park Mobile App. Enter Lot 36 from Kinross Ave. between Gayley and Veteran Aves. The Hammer Museum is located one block east.

Bags: Items larger than 12” x 6” x 12” (including purses, bags, and backpacks) will not be permitted. The museum also reserves the right to inspect or prohibit any items deemed to be a security risk.

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The 2017 UCLA Game Art Festival is presented by the UCLA Game Lab in collaboration with the Hammer Museum. The project is sponsored by the School of Arts and Architecture and the School of Theater, Film and Television, with support from the Hammer Museum and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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