Medialab Prado


Riverrun - The Night for Books 2010

23.04.2010 20:00h - 23:00h

Place: Medialab Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid

Medialab-Prado presents the project Riverrun: A collective and experimental online artwork by  Kevin McCourt and Bartolo Luque during the celebration of The Night for Books, 2010. This project aims to gather different developers in order ot collaborate in real time to create a collective story. Register now! Limited seating.

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Riverrun could be described as an emergent Exquisite Corpse. Creators collaborate in the creation of a collective story in real time. Each person participates, using their own computer (client), by writing a small part of a collective story which is housed in a central computer (server). Each participant is asked to log on to the project from their own computer for a short period of time (the duration of the experiment). These creative experiments can be performed in different languages. The process and outcomes are made available online to the general public.



To join us at the Riverrun experience register on the website:



8:00 pm: Introduction: What is Riverrun? How does it work? What do I have to do?
8:15pm to 11:00pm: A session of at least four parallel experiments; two in English and two in Spanish. These collective writing experiments will involve both local and online participation.

This project, conceived by artist Kevin McCourt and theoretical physicist Bartolo Luque, is an open and participatory workshop during La Noche de los Libros. This will be organised and hosted by Medialab Prado, Madrid.

It is recommended to bring your own laptop.

If you are participanting online, please use the forum to ask technical requests and doubts.

Go to the forum.

More information about The Night for Books (La Noche de los Libros):


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