Boston Cyberarts Gallery presents COLLISION:Stealing from the Real: Simulation and sense making, organized and curated by COLLISIONcollective member Georgina Lewis. COLLISION:Stealing from the Real includes 10 artists from the US and Canada. How do we make sense of our environment parse it, probe it, and enact change? COLLISION:Stealing from the Real examines the transformative power of play and technology's place within this act. Increasingly computer-mediated, simulation is how we learn about the world and test scenarios, a way of exploring identity, critiquing societal norms, constructing and reframing history or just plain having fun. Simulation redefines play as a rules-based process that allows artists to mimic reality and push formal, technical, and conceptual boundaries.