Re:sound #16: The Game Show

This hour: games!

2005 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: games!

Game Over
by Chris Brookes (Soundprint, 2004)
Do video games hold heretofore untapped educational potential? Canadian producer Chris Brookes asks not what we can do for video games, but what video games can do for us.

Special thanks to Alex and Liam for their mad Magic-playing skillz.

The Fair
by Jason Rayles (Transom.org, 2004)
Every fair is two fairs: during the day, full of kids, cotton candy, and petting zoos; and at night, creepy and ambiguously dangerous. Jason Rayles documents this dichotomy using sounds recorded at a Brockton, Massachusetts county fair.

Interview with Jason Rayles
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Jason Rayles about The Fair in all its forms: a handmade book, an audio collage, a radio piece, a Flash movie, and an official Sundance Film Festival selection.

We Believe We Are Invincible
by Ben Rubin (The Next Big Thing, 2004)
In sports, the margin of victory can come down to just thousandths of a second. Ben Rubin interviews several famous track and field stars to explore the mental edge athletes try to develop as they prepare for competition. (Commissioned by the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in New York City.)

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

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Chris Brookes

Chris Brookes is an independent radio producer whose audio documentaries have won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia.

Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin is a media artist based in New York City.


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