Games and Worldmaking
As a part of the “Open Feedback Loop” series, the talk by Damjan Jovanovic will present a number of his ongoing projects that explore themes such as personhood, ecology and artificial intelligence, and how their entanglement with simulations and video games brings about new ways of worldmaking.
Damjan is an architect, educator and software designer. He works as a Full-Time faculty at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Damjan’s work centers on the development of experimental software, and his interests lie in investigating the culture and aesthetics of software platforms, as well as questions of contemporary design education, authorship and creativity.
” In my reading, Worldmaking is Design in the expanded sense. The term ‘Worldmaking’ comes from Nelson Goodman’s book called ‘Ways of Worldmaking’. What happens with design when architectural space is virtualized and managed by Content platforms and mixed reality, AI and automation, sensing and ambient computing? I think we need a new, expanded toolkit for design, and this website is my attempt to face this problem.I also think that, while we have an endless supply of theories that seek to read and interpret the world, we have almost no new theories of how to design new ones. I believe that design has a deep obligation to remain a practice informed by history while looking at the future, and remain relevant as a practice of Cosmology.” [Damjan Jovanovic]
“Open Feedback Loop” is a series of talks and workshops happening as part of the project “autonomous systems” run by mur.at. We present and discuss works, tools, practices and thoughts that question autonomy, systemic and eco-systemic theory and interdependence, including contributions from different fields such as sound art, digital art, game design and performative art. The series is free and open to the public and offers an open space for inspiration for everyone interested in this field. All events are held online exclusively via „big blue button“, entry link is sent upon request. Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org