Past events

Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

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SPENT

Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illenss.

Next thing you know, a chain of events send things spiraling out of control.

How would you cope?

Where would you go?

What would you do?

Figure something out, right?

SPENT is a webgame about short-term personal finance, or the daily need to pinch pennies just to keep food on the table and provide a small levee against emergencies. The game was launched in February 2011 as a collaboration between McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham to challenge people to think about poverty and homelessness.

Project details

Year of development :2011
Created by:McKinney
With:Urban Ministries of Durham, WhiteNoise Lab

Available formats

Official website

http://playspent.org/