Kara Stone is an artist that uses video games to create work about mental health, labour, sex, gender, and technology. Her appearance on Thursday Night Live continues our explorations of artist practices that use video games to develop new modes of inquiry & critique. In this week’s Thursday Night Livestream, we will be playing and discussing Kara’s new game, UnEarthU, which takes the form of a corporate wellness app, continuing themes she has explored in previous games like Ritual of the Moon and The Earth is a Better Person than Me.
Kara Stone is an artist and scholar interested in the affective and gendered experiences of psychosocial disability, debility, and healing as it relates to art production, particularly videogames. Her artwork has been featured in The Atlantic, Wired, and Vice. She is a member of the Different Games Collective. She holds a BFA in Film Production and master’s degree in Communication and Culture from York University, and is currently a PhD student in Film and Digital Media with a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz.