Guest Editor: Riana Head-Toussaint
Co-Chair: Mariam Ella Arcilla
Co-Chair: Sarah Hibbs
Deputy Chair: Laura Pike
Treasurer: Akil Ahamat
Secretary: Yuna Lee
Editors: Yuna Lee, Akil Ahamat, Bea Rubio-Gabriel, Georgia Hayward
Digital Producers: Julie Ha, Yuanyu Li, Sam Soh, Claude Moelan, Mike Spiteri
In a weak machine inside a Filipino computer cafe, the last day of a dying MMORPG plays out. Discontinuities between the self, avatar, and game worlds bring us to search for boundaries that might not exist: the avatar and self are constantly fragmented, split apart, reconstructed in endless loops. Freezing, disconnections, jarring disturbances, a world of extremes. Across different scales of time, space, and body, we might only be left to wonder: when does the game end?
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Chia Amisola is an internet & ambient artist. Their ‘internet ambient’ is situated in ecology, opacity, visibility, infrastructure, & territory—continuously exploring the internet's love, labor, and liberation. Amidst a postcolonial internet of extremes, their (web)site-specific art posits self-preservation as communal preservation, creation as synonymous with liberation, and identity as a source of infrastructure-building.
They received a BA in Computing & the Arts from Yale University in 2022. Their work can be found at https://chia.design and instagram.com/hotemogf.
Editorial : Akil Ahamat
Digital: Julie Ha