Poly Play 2019

Poly Play is SAIC’s annual experimental arcade gallery held by ExTV. We have seen in recent years, the swift emergence of technology within the art world without much time to reflect on the purpose of the medium itself specifically in relation to its inherent necessitation of direct audience engagement. Unlike other forms of time-based media art, such as performance events or film screenings, video games have yet to define its objective within the context of art galleries.

In our fourth running year, we wanted to open our submission call to not only our art gamers, but 3D animators, virtual reality creators, and digital media artists as well in order to celebrate the intersection of technology and art in one collaborative space. 








Dates and Deadlines
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Notification Date: February 17, 2019
Poly Play 2019: March 2019 (Date is selected in beginning of spring semester)

What kind of games/digital work can I submit?
– Video games that can be downloaded AND operate on Mac
– Board or card games
– Experimental games

Digital Media
– 3D animation (no minimum length! Can even be less than a minute)
– Virtual reality installation or game
– Any time-based work focused on the subject of digital media and its effect on our culture (email us at extv@saic.edu if you have questions about submitting a different medium of work)

We pride ourselves in the diverse FVNMA community at SAIC, so don’t be afraid to submit your work. You can submit MORE than one work if you wish! Just make a separate submission for it.

How can I submit to Poly Play?
You can upload directly to our Google Drive through the Poly Play application below. Email us if you have any problems.

Rules for Submission
– All works submitted must be uploaded via this form.
– Do NOT email us a link/file of your video without filling out our form. We will ask you to submit it through the form.

***You may submit multiple pieces if you wish. We do require that you fill out separate submission forms for each of your work***
For questions or concerns, email us at extv@saic.edu. Submissions are due by January 30, 2019. Accepted participants will be notified by February 17, 2019.
*All submitted video entries will be archived for future ExTV Screenings and Video Exchange Programs unless otherwise stated*