The next game will take place in Oakland, CA on August 6, 2005.
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the human scale chess game was invented by brooklyn-based artist sharilyn neidhardt. the game was originally invented for the first psychogeography conflux in may 2003. the mechanics of the project are simple. each participant plays the role of a human chess piece. the board is eight square blocks of a city. somewhere in the middle of the board, two expert players will be playing a game of chess. after each move, the appropriate piece will be called via cellphone and given instructions on how to move.
those of us who play chess struggle to maintain a mental image of the entire board, and to view the pieces as a system, rather than as independent actors. the human scale chess project offers an opportunity to see the game from the unique perspective of a single piece.