This Friday, March 25th, from 18h to 21h @ Page not Found, Boekhorststraat 126, The Hague
Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, invite you to the launch of the Special Issue “This Box Found You For A Reason”.
This trimester I had the great pleasure of working together with the XPUB staff and master students to explore how features of (video)games are making us more, not less, productive. The form of the publication that emerged reworks the figure of the loot box, a typically virtual and predatory monetisation scheme.
The launch features presentations by the XPUB students and a discussion with Sepp Eckenhaussen and Koen Bartijn, directors of Platform BK. They will engage in conversation on the economics of the publication, and on larger questions of how the labour of artists and designers is valued and what structures, guidelines and policies can help (small scale) institutions ensure that these practices remain sustainable.