[cc-community] Fwd: Free Culture Game (from: RHIZOME NEWS 9.24.08)

Dr. Peter Troxler (Waag Society) peter at waag.org
Fri Sep 26 02:25:30 EDT 2008


nice one

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> Date: 25 september 2008 01:08:21 GMT+02:00
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> Subject: RHIZOME NEWS 9.24.08
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> September 24, 2008
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> Free Play
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> Italian artists Molleindustria promise "radical games against the  
> dictatorship of entertainment," and their latest effort may be their  
> most direct statement against the pleasure industry to date. Touted  
> as "playable theory," the Free Culture Game offers a ludic metaphor  
> for the battle between copyright encroachments and the free exchange  
> of knowledge, ideas and art. A circular field represents The Common,  
> where knowledge can be freely shared and created; your job is to  
> maintain a healthy ecology of yellow idea-bubbles bouncing from  
> person to person before they can be sucked into the dark outer ring  
> representing the forces of The Market. Your cursor, shaped like the  
> Creative Commons logo, pushes the ideas around with a sort of  
> reverse-magnetic repulsion field (a clever alternative to the  
> typical shooting, eating or jumping-on-top-of-and-smooshing actions  
> of many ot! her 2-D games). People who absorb free, round ideas stay  
> green and happy, while those who only consume square market-produced  
> ones become grey and inverted. The game never really ends: you can  
> only do better or worse, suggesting by analogy that the fight for  
> free culture will be an ongoing struggle without end. For those who  
> wish to kill additional worktime minutes, Molleindustria's site  
> includes an archive of past games, which take on topics such as the  
> clash of religions, the Catholic Church pedophile scandal, flextime,  
> labor and their notorious take on McDonald's, a cute simulator that  
> takes you from slaughterhouse to boardroom. - Ed Halter
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> Image: Free Culture Game (Screenshot)
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