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The Game Trajectories

'Trajectories' is a new web-based application by Ellie Harrison which enables you to compare your life to other people's and test how you match up against their achievements.

Enter your details and watch your career trajectory visualised alongside those of your heroes or rivals from the past and present. Check to see if you are still on track for 'success' and schedule email alerts for future dates to remind you of your goals.

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How to Reconcile the Careerist Mentality with Our Impending Doom
A lecture by Ellie Harrison

Thursday 27 January 2011
16:00 - 17:30

Main Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh College of Art
Lauriston Place

To coincide with the launch of 'Trajectories', Ellie Harrison will be giving a lecture based on her 2010 thesis How to Reconcile the Careerist Mentality with Our Impending Doom at Edinburgh College of Art. The lecture is free and open to all.

Using 'Trajectories' as a satirical backdrop, the lecture aims to take a critical look at the culture of 'professional practice' within the art school which, having evolved over the course of New Labour's 'creative decade' ('97 - '07), has actively encouraged careerism and the rise of the 'cultural entrepreneur'. Now as we enter a new era of uncertainty, both in financial and environmental terms, this lecture aims to examine whether these working models are indeed still viable and/or ethical, and to explore whether it is possible to reconfigure the new skills we have learned for greater social benefit.

'Trajectories' Private View and
Reception with Edinburgh Art Festival

Thursday 27 January 2011
18:00 - 20:00

1 Crichton Street

The 'Trajectories' project is supported by an Alt-w award from New Media Scotland.
The lecture at Edinburgh College of Art will be followed by the official project launch at New Media Scotland's headquarters Inspace.

This event is invite only and doubles as a preview for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival, featuring speeches by the festival Chair Robert Wilson and Director Sorcha Carey, followed by a brief introduction to 'Trajectories' by Ellie Harrison.

To be on the guest list for the launch please RSVP to

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