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16th December. Action Heroes Meet To Sleep. Registration Open

Action Hero Tharunya,  Meet To Sleep

Meet To Sleep will be held on 16th December, 2017.
This is an invitation to all, individuals ,communities, organisations, across cities, towns, villages, countries, identities, to make it your own.

Take a nap in your public parks.
Sleep. Alone. Together.
We sleep to fight fear, through trust and belonging.
In sleep we assert our right to be defenceless.
In sleep we protest.
December 16th, 2017
* I Never Ask For It *

Registration Open. Please take 5 - 7 minutes for this form.
Tell us where you will be in Meet To Sleep , Action Hero-ism, and why!

Incase of any queries, we can be reached at actionhero@blanknoise.org
Yours truly,

Blank Noise Team

* To view past Meet To Sleep events, link


Plan. Plug. Play.

Tell your Action Hero story through Feminist Game Creation. Plan Plug Play.

Feminist Gaming Workshop, Led by artist in residence @BlankNoise, Lisa Heissenberg, BangaloREsidency, Max Mueller Bhavan - Goethe Institute.
Venue: Center For Internet And Society

Date/ Time: 22nd September - 24th September
September 22nd, Friday 5pm - 8 pm
September 23rd , Saturday 1 pm - 7 pm
September 24th, Sunday 1 pm - 7 pm

Register here
* Thank you Srishti Institute of Art , Design and Technology *

Introduction to Plan, Plug & Play @ CIS, Bangalore from Heissenberg on Vimeo.

"With Plan, Plug & Play, I aim to initiate writers, artists, and everyone else interested in the matter in the basics of narrative game design: How to turn personal stories, topics one is passionate about, and other stories that do not fit in the mold of what is still widely associated with games - straight male power fantasies, shock for shock's sake, and conflicts only to be addressed through violence - into small digital experiences. The workshop is not aimed at professional programmers, but rather complete beginners in both design and code.
It has been facilitated through Blank Noise and also emphasizes on feminism and social justice as matters to be discussed through video games and interactive stories."

I Never Ask For It, Exhibit

I Never Ask For It, Blank Noise
Exhibit: Archival Alchemy , Abrons Arts Centre, New York

Photo credit: Steven

In association with South Asian Womens Creative Collection (SAWCC)  , USA
April - May, 2017

Curator, Saisha Grayson Noth


* Additional thank you to Action Heroes Bedatri Chowdhury and Kat Leider for participating in a panel to share the I Never Ask For It project at the Abrons Art Centre.

Additional photos:

photographer, Bee Rogers


Action Hero Picnic Meet

Action Heroes, batch 2017, Bangalore

Mark your calendar. September 16th, this Saturday. * Do Not Miss* / * It really is now or never * 

Blank Noise Picnic at our very own, Cubbon Park
The invite is for all Action Heroes who applied to volunteer or intern from Bangalore in 2017.
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
A check in with you on your Action Hero self
Share of what Blank Noise has planned for the remaining part of this year
Identify and work towards the goals.

The picnic is only for those who have applied to volunteer or intern at Blank Noise. It is not for the wider community. To attend, please register by sending an email to actionhero@blanknoise.org , subject line " Picnic" , following which you will receive exact picnic location and schedule.

Yours truly,
Blank Noise Team

* poster designed by Eeshita Kapadiya

Action Heroes Eeshita, Anulekha, Sanjoli, Bidisha, Seher, Lisa and Aishwarya
Cubbon Park. Bangalore