Jason Rohrer. <i>Passage.</i> 2008. SDL, GNU Compiler Collection, GNU Emacs, mtPaint, CVS, and MinGW/MSYS Software. Photo Credit: Brandon Boyer

PopRally Presents: Arcade, Hosted by Kill Screen

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 8:30–11:30 p.m.

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Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
Paola Antonelli

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PopRally invites you to Arcade, an interactive evening of games selected by Kill Screen and inspired by the exhibition Talk to Me. Guests can play games in a variety of spaces throughout the Museum and the Sculpture Garden, including Bit Trip Beat, Canabalt, Limbo, and a new motion-based Kinect project from Ryan Challinor and Matt Boch of Harmonix, creator of the hit music game Rock Band. Heathered Pearls (Ghostly International, ISO50) provides the soundtrack for the evening.

Kill Screen is an arts and culture company committed to advancing the cultural dialogue about games and the gaming dialogue about culture. Sitting at the nexus of gaming, art, music, and design, Kill Screen produces physical and digital editorial and manufactures games, events, and intelligence.

Talk to Me focuses on design objects that involve direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from computer and machine interfaces, websites, and video games to tools, furniture, installations, and entire environments.

A limited number of custom tote bags will be distributed to guests.

Admission includes an exclusive exhibition viewing, a cocktail reception, a tote bag, and an evening of gaming!

PopRally is supported in part by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special thanks to Sud de France Wines. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

In conjunction with the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects

PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.

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Tickets ($16 in advance, $20 at the door) are available online.

You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.