playing practice #1

playing practice #1 suggests a space where text becomes a matter of playing and playing a practice that allows for reading and writing to coincide. Sharing textual fragments as tools and toys, this collaborative session takes place at the Urbanomic Studio, Falmouth, and online with the use of the Department of Reading Wiki, Skype and Department of Reading internet system (DoRis). By proposing simple frameworks and rules with which to start this session, playing itself becomes a space of encounter, experimentation and intervention that you can join or leave at any time.

Of course, we canít tell you how to play, since the aim of this session is to see what kind of play comes out of the activity. We wish, however, to suggest some introductory rules as the basis from which to start: Bring your own toys, that is bring in quotations and excerpts on the subject of playing. Share your toys by pasting your quotations to the Wiki of the Department of Reading. We will provide further instructions during the session itself. We will also host an "offline" version of playing practice in the Urbanomic Studio. There will be repository of quotations to which you are welcome to add your own textual toys. We will use tools such as blue tack, magnets, papers, pens and scissors to create and display a physical version of the play.

To participate in the session join us on April 19 at the Department of Reading and on Skype, and/or at Urbanomic Studio, Falmouth, UK (bring your laptop/textual toys, printed out or digital, and whatever else you think you might need to play).

playing practice #1
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Start 2pm (BST) Ė finish 8pm (BST)
Skype (contact: soenkeha or magdalenatc)
Urbanomic Studio, Falmouth, UK
The Old Lemonade Factory,
off Windsor Terrace,
Falmouth TR11 3EX
Cornwall, UK