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Vector Game Art & New Media Festival 2015

We are very pleased to announce the full program for this years Vector Game Art & New Media Festival, which will run from February 18 to February 22 at various locations in Toronto. Now in its 3rd year, the festival showcases Canadian and international experiments in digital games, new media art, and creative computation.

This year, the Vector Festival offers an exhibition, a panel discussion, a performance night, a screening, a speaker social, and a glitch art workshop. All of our events strive to foster critical dialogues between digital game culture and contemporary media art in an accessible, enjoyable, exciting atmosphere. The festival events will take place at the InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Videofag, and Bento Miso in collaboration with Dames Making Games.

Details about all festival events, a full schedule, and location information can be found here: http://www.vectorfestival.org

Tickets for our ticketed events workshop, screening, and

performances are available here: http://bit.ly/1jyPrPI

Tickets for the screening and performance night will also be

available at the door.

Some highlights include:

Our main exhibition, "To Utility and Beyond. Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art," which features recent works by six media artists and experimental game makers who engage in playful, critical, and self-reflexive explorations of what it means to interface with machines, artificial intelligences, and other humans.

Our annual performance night and dance party, entitled "Variations on a Theme: Computer Musics," which brings together three Canadian artists whose work explores wide-ranging approaches to computer-based composition and live performance: frAncIs Toronto, Devon Hansen Montreal, and JefftheWorld Toronto.

Our festival screening, entitled "10 Print 'Hello World'", which is once again curated by Vector co-founder Clint Enns, and which features exclusive examples of digital animation experiments produced on, by, and for early home computer systems.

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Full Vector 2015 Schedule

Wed, Feb 18, 7pm-9pm. Festival Kickoff & Opening Reception for the Exhibition: "To Utility and Beyond. Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art"

@ Interaccess, 9 Ossington Ave. http://bit.ly/157C7N6

FREE EVENT

Thur, Feb 19, 7pm-9pm. Glitch.Jam.3. Workshop

@ Interaccess, 9 Ossington Ave http://bit.ly/1zHNWaN

TICKETED EVENT

Fri, Feb 20th 7pm-9pm. Panel Discussion: Interface Experiments in New Media and Game Art.

@ Interaccess, 9 Ossington Ave http://bit.ly/1yQO8mG

FREE EVENT

Sat, Feb 21st 5pm-7pm. DMG x VECTOR:

KILLER INTERFACES Speaker Social

@ Bento Miso, 862 Richmond St. W http://bit.ly/1EH29Uu

FREE EVENT

Sat, Feb 21, 8pm-12am. Performance Night:

Variations on a Theme: Computer Musics

@ Interaccess, 9 Ossington Ave http://bit.ly/1CG6lVk

TICKETED EVENT

Sun, Feb 22, 7pm-9pm. Film/ Video Screening:

"10 Print 'Hello World': Early Home Computer Animation"

curated by Clint Enns

@ VideoFag, 187 Augusta Ave http://bit.ly/15zLA0n

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Vector 2015 is curated and organized by Team Vector Skot Deeming and Martin Zeilinger, and has been made possible with programming support and exhibition sponsorship from Interaccess.

We also wish to acknowledge our community partner Dames Making Games, our venue partner Videofag, and our promotional partner Musicworks Magazine.

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Please direct press inquiries to skotatvectorfestivaldotorg and/or martinatvectorfestivaldotorg