CDM sends word of a call for works utilizing the simplest of all interfaces –
CALL FOR WORKS â€“ KOKOROMIâ€™S ONE-BUTTON GAME OBJECTS
DEADLINE: MARCH 1 (receipt)
What can you do with one button? In an age of ever-more-complex touch interfaces, weâ€™d like to imagine what a single, tangible, hardware button can mean for a design.
To celebrate the arrival of their Gamma game event in San Francisco, art game collective Kokoromi is teaming up with Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion to launch a call for ONE-BUTTON OBJECTS. This call seeks to inspire unique hardware/software hacks that integrate playful, one-button interaction within a standalone machine or device. The curators are seeking circuit-bent gadgets, retro-fitted consoles, mechanical constructions, custom electronics, and other one-off creations. During the week of the Game Developers Conference, the Game Objects will be featured in an exhibit at the Gray Area Foundation, a new collaboration and exhibition venue near the Moscone Center, in the Tenderloin. A selection of these Objects will be shown at the opening night Gamma party, alongside the software-based Gamma4 one-button games, on March 10th at the Mezzanine in SoMa.
The submission guidelines are rather broad including “games, toys, interactive artwork, musical instruments â€“ any self-made device that provides game-inspired user interaction”. More details over at Create Digital Motion.