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Saturday, April 28 • 15:30 - 16:00
Ben Rausch: The Shape Of Punk To Come

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“The Shape Of Punk To Come” is a love letter to the future of disruptive pop culture and revolutionary entertainment. 

Arguing that, while rock/ punk/ DIY music acted as the most defiant media of the 20th century, with the passing of time, punk music is no longer the subversive force it once was. If punk is dead, in it’s wake, we need a new noise. We need a fresh tip of the spear of change, thrust into the heart of a stagnant old world. The Shape Of Punk To Come.

While acknowledging both the renegade creators that shaped video game history, as well as the many artists actively re-inventing games today, The Shape Of Punk To Come focuses heavily on the future. A future where small groups of passionate misfits and outsiders band together, imagining and manifesting better worlds through games.

The Shape Of Punk To Come was originally delivered at A MAZE./ Johannesburg 2015, immediately becoming a living manifesto for my own game punk band, Team Lazerbeam.  For it’s European debut, the A MAZE./ Berlin edition of the talk will include reflections on how the talk informed our work as Team Lazerbeam, and assert why, in 2018, radical games are more important than ever.

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Ben Rausch

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Ben is a game dev, animator, illustrator, DJ, VJ, cat-buddy & cool bio writer. He makes cute, surreal things with game punk band Team Lazerbeam, & throws alternative games parties with Super Friendship Arcade.

Saturday April 28, 2018 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Stage 2