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Censorsh** (USA)

Protect Amsterdam from dangerous video game propaganda

Players move around the city looking for “filthy” game posters hidden among the normal urban detritus. Players then “cleanse” these posters by placing their “cleaning” stickers on the posters.

Time: Sept 28 2pm to Sept 29 4pm, introduction at 1pm
Location: CO&P HQ at Westergasfabriek
#of players: 100 maximum
Duration: 1.5 days

Designed to raise awareness of artistic censorship, especially as it relates to video games, this two-day game lets players battle to have their team become the most powerful censorship review committee in Amsterdam.

As members of the Replacements, Whiteouts, Eraserheads or Coverups, players must find "filthy" posters bearing headshots of iconic video game characters and clean them with their team-branded cleaning stickers.

Online and real-world clues leading to the location of each new group of censorship targets will be released every three hours; the clues themselves will have been censored, for example, by having certain audio bleeped, video frames removed, or map areas distorted.

Cleaning crews may form alliances or sabotage one another to become the Ultimate Censorsh** Champions!

Play Censorsh**

Designers: Muon Thi Van

Muon is an experimental game designer and programmer. She is interested in games for crowds, games that are site-specific and games that use innovative modes of interaction. Muon currently teaches at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.