“Concluding Statements” from Participants of the Second Season of Alek Petuk’s Seminar The Door Opens from the Other Side
In April 2023, the second season of the seminar The Door Opens from the Other Side took place in the World Gone By computer class. Participants continued to discuss their collective playing experience of Dark Souls while applying critical and theoretical frameworks to it.
Dark Souls is an action/RPG computer game that was released by the Japanese company From Software in 2011. It was not only an event for the playing community (after the release of Dark Souls, a new trend appeared for soulslike games) but also a cultural phenomenon of the 2010s.
The main aim of the seminars was to turn the “trivial” practice of playing into a trainer for producing knowledge and social sciences research. During the meetings, participants also worked on “concluding statements,” a public event combining elements of an academic conference and a performance.
The author and leader of the seminars is the artist Alek Petuk.
This event is part of the public program of the World Gone By computer class.
Free admission with advance registration.