— WEEK TWO MAIN EVENT —

Ryan Putnam vs. Elliot Jay Stocks

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Ryan Putnam and Elliot Jay Stocks was an absolute blast and it's going to be difficult to choose a winner. Help us please. Tweet tonight or over the weekend and let us know who you think won and why. Hash tag your vote with either #rputnam or #ejstocks. Check out this week's Qualifying Match too. See you next Friday.

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A New Hope

Season 4 of live Layer Tennis kicked off Friday, September 12th with an Around the World Exhibition in which ten designers passed a file around the globe and then Dan Cassaro defeated Jon Contino in our first regular season match. Rosecrans Baldwin provided the play-by-play commentary. We’ll be live here every Friday.

The site is new, the archives have been mostly reformatted and we’re ready to go. We’ll be hosting remix contests and lots of other fun things this season, so you’ll probably want to get on the list for the skinny on all that. Oh, do you want to play?

What’s All This Then?

Two competitors swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post that to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action as it happens.

The players may be designers, animators, illustrators or anything else, and they can do pretty much as they like. There are no real rules, the matches are generally competitive and collaborative. Things progress volley by volley.

A match lasts for ten volleys and when it’s complete, everybody sounds off and together we declare a winner. To see LYT in action, get lost in the archive of past matches.