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Cooldown showcases works of videogame art and experimental interfaces created by emerging artists and designers from Game Design Systems and The New Arcade in Parsons’ Design and Technology program.

Game Design is a quest to answer questions no one asked, all in the name of fun. For Cooldown, Game Design Systems references classic gaming experiences, while turning the gameplay itself into an art form. The New Arcade draws from folk games, platform studies, and critical design as it explores the role of bespoke interfaces in mediating interactive experiences, and proposes an alternate history of the arcade: one focused on unique, expressive, and social interactions.

Exhibition Run
Friday Dec 8th to Saturday Dec 16th

Opening Reception
Friday Dec 8th: 7pm to 11:30pm

Closing Event
Friday Dec 15th: 7pm to 11:30pm

Earlier Event: September 23
Platonic Intimacy
Later Event: March 29