Gaming The Real World + Operation Jane Walk
Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA
Gaming The Real World
Director: Anders Eklund
2016 / 73 min / Sweden
Can games change the world? Today public spaces and entire cities are being designed, planned and played through the medium of games. The result of this “civic gamification” is that city architecture and urban planning is being democratized. Cities have become ground zero for digital innovation and the debate about how our cities evolve has suddenly gone viral.
Operation Jane Walk
Directors: Leonhard Müllner and Robin Klengel
2018 / 20 min / Austria
Operation Jane Walk is based on the dystopian multiplayer shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division. The game’s digital war zone is appropriated with the help of an artistic operation. While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are discussed. The film, explores the possibilities of new media technologies and shows new approaches towards the medium of documentary films.