Tiny Thumbs

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

Hosted by CentralTrak, Tiny Thumbs is an organization that builds awareness around the indie game scene. Queer.exe is a collection of games in the genre of Queerness. In this exhibition, there will be games that express aspects of queerness, either dealing with LGBT issues or broader notions of queerness within the video game medium. To this end we have a special showcase of Twine games. The Twine Pile, text based games, binds a community of game creators who thrive given the chance to tell their own stories in their own way. Also included are a selection of more traditional video games, in order to keep the bond between classical game development and more conceptual emerging indie games.

 

Bios

Bobby Frye is an independent artist and co-founder of tiny thumbs. Bobby specializes in independently produced games, the weirder the better, and enjoys showing them off to a broader audience. He is in charge of the Twine Pile, a series of text-based games.

 

Peter Wonica is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas and independent game developer. His work is focused on how games and play can create spaces for critical conversations on sensitive social issues. He currently develops educational board games and runs workshops on learning through game design. 

 

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

 

CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

 

Visit our Website at www.CentralTrak.com for more information



For more information contact:
CentralTrak
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469-232-7298


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