July 12, 2007Glenn Turner


It's hard to believe it's time for the second Art of Play Ohm Multimedia event already! I noted the first one two weeks ago, and tomorrow, July 13th, Bubblyfish, Receptors and Mason Dixon take the Chicago Cultural Center's stage, bringing quality chip & 8-bit music to our fine city.

Both Bubblyfish and Receptors are pretty established chip-musicians, and it should be interesting to see what they bring to the table and how they conduct their performances. If you're not familiar with either artist, well, a great place to start is the 8-bit Operators Kraftwerk tribute album, not only because it was Receptor's project to begin with, but because they both turn in some fine covers of 'It's More Fun to Compute' and 'Trans-Europe Express'.

I'm not too familiar with Mason Dixon, apart from the infamous line, but I have read that he'll be projecting visuals for all in attendance, as well as some sort of game culture references. I'm not sure if that means he'll be holding up placards featuring transcripts of Xbox Live conversations or what, but hopefully it'll be interesting!

As always, more information is available from the Chicago Cultural Center website, but here's the breakdown:

Who: Bubblyfish, Receptors & Mason Dixon
What: “Bit Poppers, Chipsters, and Bitsters”
Where: Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St., Chicago
When: Fri July 14th - 7:00pm
$$: Free!

Also coming up on July 30th is the 'Video Games & Systems' exhibit, yet another part of Chicago's Art of Play city-wide exhibition. While it certainly won't be as extensive as Game On, it has piqued my curiosity. For more information on it, and other Art of Play events, check out the official website.

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