Artists’ Game Mods and the New Public Sphere

Artists’ game mods, activist art, and interventions in public space. This is my master’s thesis that I wrote at USC in 2011. The paper situates mods created by Anne-Marie Schleiner, Brody Condon and Joan Leandre’s Velvet-Strike (2002) and Zach Gage’s Lose/Lose (2009) as catalysts for engaging new publics in conversations about contemporary art and the culture industry. You can download the paper here.