Mathew Kaney will present a lecture on “All Fun and Games”
When: Monday, September 16, 2013
Time: 1-2 PM Where: Potter Hall 204
Bio: Matthew Kaney is a media artist from Oklahoma. Originally interested in animation, his work has expanded to cover pretty much anything with a screen, and some other things besides. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he works with electronics and software to explore contemporary culture through interaction, metaphor, and humor. He has performed and exhibited throughout the Oklahoma City area, making everything from video games to poetry to musical robots.
About the Talk: Matthew will present his solo show, “All Fun and Games” at the PLUG Projects gallery in Kansas City, opening on September 20th. He will also talk about his work at Missouri Western State University on Monday, September 16 in Potter Hall 204. In it, he presents five arcade games that invite viewers to play through contemporary political issue, performing the rolls of everyone from “1 Percenters” to Chinese factory laborers. This talk will explore the initial inspiration behind these games, the ideas he hopes they ultimately communicate, and all the design and development work in between.