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The University of Aesthematics
era group score: 31704
total group score: 122052
total players: 167

The University of Aesthematics

Aesthematicians devote themselves to the trinity of Technique, Appearance and Product.

Art informs and is informed by technique, specifically, techniques of producing meaning. Techniques: painting, discourse about experts, signatures, neighborhood appropriation and gentrification, museums, fashion, workplace art, drawing, anti-art, multimedia, "rediscovering" the body, depoliticization, illegality, personality, ambivalence.

As a factory of meaning, art is continually (re)equipped with the finest machines and the brightest managers. When new technology is released, art slots it in next to last year's model and turns it on. The managers optimize it to run at maximum efficiency.

Whatever colors they may wear, these players have distinguished themselves by the number of tasks they have completed in the zone of The University of Aesthematics:

Room With A (Better) View

Added by the band-aid bandit May 19th 2007 @ 5:31 pm

Improve the view through a particular window by painting on, or otherwise altering that window. What you see outside should inspire what can be drawn on the inside.

completions by: artmouse Lincøln

level 2 :: 25 points :: 2 completed :: 15 in progress :: 4 comments

The Callouses On Your Hands

Added by Bryce July 20th 2009 @ 12:29 am

Think of a physical mark on yourself that has a story behind it. Tell the story.


Think of a physical mark on yourself, and invent a story story behind it. Tell the story.

Please, don't tell us which of these options you select.

completions by: Selahsaurus gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing Julian Muffinbot Borgasm Lincøln

level 1 :: 15 points :: 112 completed :: 65 in progress :: 8 comments


Added by Rainy June 19th 2008 @ 12:47 pm

Decide on an art project, any media; take your supplies to a public place and get people to help you with it.

completions by: Mind Boggle

level 2 :: 25 points :: 1 completed :: 13 in progress :: 3 comments

Mirror Installation

Added January 11th 2008 @ 10:06 pm

Install a mirror in a public space.

completions by: rongo rongo Voo Rin Brooker Goddess of Doom and Thievery Jon Coyne

level 4 :: 75 points :: 4 completed :: 16 in progress :: 6 comments

Exquisite Corpse (Analog)

Added by Jason 7au March 15th 2006 @ 1:14 am

Make plans to meet another player or players, preferably one(s) you haven't met before, in a public place (park, bar, cafe, restaurant, government building, museum, etc.). While together, play Exquisite Corpse, either the poetic or illustrative version. Show your results to those around you or other passersby. Record both your resulting Corpses and the reactions of those who bear witness to the results.

completions by: rongo rongo JJason Recognition Bryce ƟE←¤ star5

level 2 :: 25 points :: 5 completed :: 7 in progress :: 1 comments

Bildungsroman Of The Dumpster

Added by Poisøn Lake May 12th 2009 @ 2:30 am

Collect discarded objects & use them to form a narrative. A few explanatory sentences are acceptable, but it should tell itself insomuch as is possible.

completions by: Pixie Amoeba Man Brock Dubbels

level 2 :: 25 points :: 3 completed :: 12 in progress :: 0 comments
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