Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Many of these works push the boundaries of the interactive medium. Some are not commercially available, or were designed specifically for our event. We hope you can experience them here for yourself.
Our big ol’ summer festival is back, and bigger and better than ever!
We’re hosting TWO DAYS of unique interactive experiences, tabletop games, live performances, field activities, and art works that celebrate the world of interactive art – at the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere.
Tickets include museum entry!
|Tickets include museum entry!||General||Kids|
|5:30pm||Night Party / Museum Closed|
|Midnight||Everybody go home|
|4:00pm||Bit Bash + MSI Closed|
Bit Bash is teaming up with Bit X Bit to bring you a night of live audio visual delights from some of Chicago’s premiere underground electronic talent.
Come enjoy a night of Live Chiptune, Vaporwave, VGM, Techno, Juke, and More!!!
Three teams square off with each other in this turn-based game of foam-sword fighting.
Pietro Righi Riva
Asta Grande is a drop-in, drop-out crowd game for 30 people where you experience a pretend auction of legendary items.
The Pixel Hunt, Figs, Arte
Cache-Cache Team at CNAM-ENJMIN
Jenny Jiao Hsia, AP Thomson
Alpaca Space Lab
Phoebe Shalloway / Girl Debord Games
Johan Gjestland, Gorm Lai, Marco Peschiera, Martin Kvale
Feral Cat Den
Carol Mertz, Francesca Carletto-Leon
Run around wearing basket shells and fight over a heavy sack.
Die Gute Fabrik
A no-graphics, digitally-enabled playground game designed for motion controllers dictated by the pace of the music.
Two Scoop Games
Mario von Rickenbach & Michael Frei, Playables
Billy Eline and Jacob Mooney
A one-dimensional dungeon crawler played on a strip of LED lights.
The Completely Surrounded, The Adventure Society, & Mason Gross School of the Arts
A quest to snap pictures of pocket monsters.
Jane Friedhoff, Marlowe Dobbe, Andy Wallace
A screening of series of machinima shorts that report on the current state of Machinima and to illustrate what the medium can report on in the world and culture at large.
Daniel Fabe Schmidt
An audio-visual meditation, meant to be experienced in a dark, quiet room, on a large screen featuring a multi-touch panel for input.
Jerry Belich, Victor Thompson
Amanda Hudgins, Matt Hudgins
Embody the punk attitiude with a new game from Amanda Hudgins that features actual guitars as controllers you smash.
J. Delson, D. Herweg, D. Song, S. Zapiain, E. Moen, T. Newsome, G. Ducker
Luke Pacholski and Bobby Richter
Billy Eline and Jacob Mooney
Furious Fish Friends
Grab your smart phone and jump into the biggest arena shooter ever. Pilot a space ship that can only move by firing its guns. For 2 - 100 players.
Glass Bottom Games
Pale Room (Gabrielle Genevieve, Chris Chappelear, Emily Meo)
You use your voice to explore a hypnotic world of sounds and visuals that feel like they are emerging directly from your body.
Pete Vigeant & The Completely Surrounded
Dodgeball where you need to watch your step.
phubans & progrium
Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit
Jordan Jones-Brewster, Nobonita Bhowmik, Carol Mertz, Francesca Carletto-Leon
Teddy Dief, Ethan Redd, Jenny Jiao Hsia, Akash Thakka
🎉 Play 80+ games. Participate in live interactive performances. Run around outside. Party with your friends. Look at a whole dang science museum.