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"Call for Artists: Game Show Detroit"
2006-02-13 until 2006-04-08
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
Detroit, MI, USA United States of America

GAME SHOW DETROIT:  The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) invites artists to submit proposals for “Game Show Detroit”, an interactive exhibit devoted to the art of games and the game of art. The call is open to all individuals both nationally and internationally.  The exhibition will present Gaming as a catalyst for appreciating art and building community and will on view June 10—July 23, 2006.


Professor Fred Goodman has long been active in the design and utilization of communication systems, simulations and educational games. In the 1960's he was the chief consultant to the then U.S. Office of Education responsible for the design of the decentralized Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). He has not only designed many games and guided the development of the Interactive Communications & Simulations (ICS) Program based at the University of Michigan's School of Education, he has lectured and led seminars on gaming from Harvard and Yale to U.S.C. and UCLA, from Beijing and Shanghai to Moscow and St. Petersburg, and from Montreal and Toronto to Cuernavaca and Belize City. For many years he had major responsibility for the Master of Arts with Teaching Certificate (MAC) Program designed for professionals of many kinds who are making the transition into secondary school teaching. He also taught courses in the history and philosophy of education at Michigan for 45 years.

Board Chair Nick Sousanis has been actively involved in multiple aspects of the creative process from student to teacher to practitioner to writer. In 2002, he co-founded the arts and cultural web-magazine www.thedetroiter.com, and has since been writing continuously for his own publication (and others) on the relevance of art and culture to community. His own art work has appeared on the Ferndale Billboard Project among other things. (http://www.thedetroiter.com/APR04/ns_billboard.html) Possessing graduate degrees in mathematics and art, this Detroit resident currently teaches public speaking at Wayne State University and tennis privately.

Andy Malone is proud to have served on the CAID board of Trustees for 4 years. His father, James H. Malone, was a volunteer for CAID in the late seventies. Andy holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, and is employed as a senior engineer for an exhibit design company. He co-founded Studio Architech, a design consultancy, in 2004. Andy’s background in engineering and architecture is reflected in his artwork which has appeared in several exhibitions over the last decade. He and his wife Elaine are currently renovating a house in his native Detroit.

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is celebrating its 25th year as a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities.

For more information go to: http://www.thecaid.org/artists/artists-opp.asp.                                                  

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