Phase II Launched!
This is agoraXchange phaseI. To participate in agoraXchange phaseII please go to . If you're already at and not seeing the phaseII site that's because we're having some problems figuring out the redirect for the old/new site. Please excuse the confusion as we work this out. If you can't find the new site at http://agoraxchange.netor, please wait a few hours and try again.

May 20, 2008, 6:16 pm
Phase II to Launch in April
agoraXchange phase II will launch in a couple of weeks at This site will remain available at until it is archived. Thanks to Ayhan Ates, Zeljko Blace, Ana Carvahlo, Bill Fitzgerald and the team at OpenAcademicfor making this happen.

March 18, 2008, 8:31 am
Programmer Needed for Pilot Game
We have received a University of California startup grant to develop a scalable global politics game prototype. Programmers (2) will have the opportunity for creative input on the game functions and design and will be credited appropriately. This might also fit with a graduate research project. Strong skills with object oriented PHP, XML, Javascript (AJAX, if you will), and Perl development are ideal. The game will emphasize functional design and not 3-D animation and other bells and whistles. The goal is an engaging, intuitive interface and not an Electronic Arts-like wannabe. $17/hour. Length: Three months half-time, then intermittent work as needed as site is debugged and installed.
Apply: Please email us describing why you're interested in the position, and send a resume to Ayhan Aytes,

May 22, 2007, 4:03 pm
Welcome KCET CA Stories Readers
In the Fall, 2006 agoraxchange joins three other southern California digital game projects featured in CA Stories, the online magazine about arts and culture for the public broadcast station KCET, edited by Juan Devis.

In Phase I we are asking visitors to share their ideas for a new global politics game. Just read the Decrees and Manifesto in the Entrance, then
go straight to the Game Design Room and contribute your suggestions.

Visitors from KCET can ask the game developer and producers of KCET's CA Stories specific questions in the specially created KCET Forum.

May 15, 2007, 1:58 pm
Game Culture and Technology Workshop, Spring 2006
An exciting development is the new affiliation of agoraXchange with the Game Culture and
Technology Lab
at the University of California Irvine. The residency is "Collaboration Infrastructures for Game Culture and Technology." agoraXchange is planned to be one of the testbed research projects discussed as part of the residency.

April 20, 2006, 12:01 pm
Phase I.1 begins
Now you can take the suggestions that hundreds of users have submitted and work with others online to distill these into multiple choice or yes/no questions that will be used in the next interface, agoraXchange Phase II. Users of agoraXchange Phase II will vote on the questions being written now. For more information on how you can work on this, please read Phase I.1.

January 26, 2006, 9:53 am
Presentation in Prague,
At Entermediale2, 11 May 2005.

May 3, 2005, 7:49 pm
Update from Ljubljana
We agreed on plans for Phase II of agoraXchange. Thanks to Susanne, Florian, and all the folks at Ludmilla. Select a section of the Game Design Room and distill yes/no and multiple choice questions. Please see Phase II for more information!

March 25, 2005, 7:04 am
DASH Conference Ljubljana 21.3 to 25.3.05
agoraXchange meeting to update site.

March 25, 2005, 6:55 am
agoraXchange in!!!
This week agoraXchange was honored to be on the home page of the very cool Italian and English hacktevist, e-music and new media website This online and hardcopy journal has fascinating interviews and reviews of cutting edge electronic events. For agoraxchange review, go here

March 25, 2005, 6:55 am
Freewaves: How Can You Resist? LA Nov 20
Natalie will present agoraXchange at Freewaves as part of a program called "Globalize This" at SAJE.

The schedule for the evening can be found here.

March 25, 2005, 6:55 am
State of Play II (October 28-31)
Jackie presented agoraXchange at a conference that brought together largely people from the commercial game industry with folks from law schools and academia. Really great presentations on online communities by Betsy Book, Aaron Delwicha, Neil Jerry Kang, and T.L. Tayler.

March 25, 2005, 6:54 am
We've just added Frequently Asked Questions.

March 25, 2005, 6:54 am
New Forums
We have received many interesting e-mail messages from agoraxchange users who have strong views (pro and con) about the substance of the decrees and manifesto. As a result we decided to initiate a new Decrees and Manifesto Forum so we can include your views and replies from ourselves and others on the site.
A second forum we decided to add is one that will allow agoraXchange initiators and participants to discuss how the principles in the website intersect with urgent political developments in local or domestic politics (wherever one finds oneself), global systems, and the intersection among these. This is at agoraXchange on politics and world news. Both of these are in the Related Forums section of the site.

March 25, 2005, 6:54 am
Recent Press
Have a look at three recent articles on agoraXchange, the first, an interview with Liberation (in French), the second from Furtherfield in the UK, and the third, in French, here.

March 25, 2005, 6:53 am
Add Images!
We have just fixed a feature that allows you to add images to your submissions in the Game Design Room and the Forums. So post your ideas and proposals in text form as always, in image form, or both.

March 25, 2005, 6:53 am
Site Update
We' ve been working on site upgrades and now have a couple of these improvements in place. In the Game Design Room and Site and Related Projects Forum, comments now have a date and time stamp. Also, users can now add links and images to comments as well as to original submissions.

June 11, 2004, 12:43 pm
Upcoming agoraXchange Events
28 May 2004
We will present agoraXchange at FACT in Liverpool, England in an event entitled Situationism and Sim City.

6 July, 2004
We will present agoraXchange at Bananaram in Ancona, Italy and will also exhibit it in the net art section of the festival. The theme of the exhibition is mind control and self determination.

July 2004 (Date TK)
We are presenting agoraXchange at Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, Switzerland.

23 -26 Nov 2004
agoraXchange will be screened at The FILE-2004 International Electronic Language Festival in S?o Paulo, Brazil.

June 11, 2004, 12:46 pm
Previous agoraXchange Events
23-30 April 2004
agoraXchange was exhibited in the net art section at CiberaRT , the Bilbao International Festival of New Technologies, Spain.
We were given the Ciberart Bilbao Award for "best project of net art". "The jury distinguishes the optimum exploitation of the media interactivity, the establishment of an intelligent and collaborative platform, the development of an interface with excellent usability and the ideological intensity of the project."

27-29 February 2004
Presentation at Neuro (Neuro Networking Europe), Munich. The event was especially interesting because of its great mix of online and on-the-street networkers. One complaint: obsession with Hardt and Negri. One request: support Sebastian at Boot Lab, Berlin. Sebastian explained that he is threatened with arrest because of a lawsuit by the owners of the Adorno copyright, who lacking any sense of irony do not appreciate Sebastian's innovative work at His site, which depends on volunteers typing texts into easy-to-download text files, makes ideas available around the globe without charge, showing in form and content the weaknesses of the profit motive.

30 January 2004
Presentation at 33 International Film Festival, Rotterdam as part of an exhibition and panel called Fight Club . Met a great design group brainstorming to design a game about asylum seekers, one that would be actually a "collection of interrelated games, allowing the player to experience different levels of power." Red vs. Blue

20 January 2003
Presentation at MaMa MultiMedia Institute, Net Culture Club, Zagreb, Croatia

21 January 2003
Presentation at Media Center Sarajevo

19 January 2003
Presentation at Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, Ljubljana

13-15 November 2003
Cynthia Madansky and Marco Moretti gave a presentation on agoraXchange at The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds, NYC

6-7 June 2003
Presentation at InfoTechWarPeace | Dis/Simulations of War and Peace Symposium, Rhode Island.
This was a fascinating and unusual get together combing radicals, artists, academics, turncoats, and US government officials. We hobnobbed with real war gamers, and former (?) CIA and Naval War College operatives. We were told repeatedly that our proposal was "very unusual". A documentary film is being made of the event, but in the meantime, presentations of all the panels and talks are available below.
View presentations here

9-10 May 2003
Presentation at Tate user_mode at the Tate Modern, London.
Here we discovered the work of selectparks, a group from Australia and New Zealand who are appropriating computer game technology for noncommercial. innovative, and creative means. Of particular interest is their project Escape from Woomera, a game about an immigration detention center in Australia.
View presentation here

2 February 2003
Presentation at Transmediale 3, Berlin, on a panel called Global Game Utopia. In Berlin we had many a discussion with the wonderful artists, activists, and geeks at Bootlab, and enlisted them to join in agoraXchange.
View the panel: (162 Min.)
Video RealMedia
Video Windows Media

June 11, 2004, 12:43 pm
New Political Theory Forum
The "Site and Related Projects Forum" has a new forum. Check it out!

June 11, 2004, 12:43 pm
Rwanda Outlaws Ethnicity
"Ethnicity is bad. I want it to go away."
This is a statement made to a reporter by a former Hutu fighter in Rwanda, endorsing a new policy that makes it illegal for people to identify as Hutu or Tutsi. They are all to consider themselves "Rwandan," although hopefully one day this national identification too will be recognized as a source of bloodshed and laws passed to eliminate it as well.
To read more, go to A Decade After Massacres, Rwanda Outlaws Ethnicity(NYT, 9 April 2004).

June 11, 2004, 12:42 pm
agoraXchange launches!
After a few months of working with FDT Design, Natalie and I are excited about making this site available for your contributions and suggestions for improvement. This site is in its very earliest stage. We are presently discovering and working out some bugs and ask for your patience and feedback.

We will be using this News space to keep you apprised of events related to agoraXchange and also welcome your postings on events you think of interest to participants. Please send notices and bug reports to info AT

November 14, 2004, 9:24 pm