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Matt Olden

in Glasgow

I am The Mighty Jungulator

PRESENTED ON NOV 02, 2017
IN GLASGOW @ VOL 33

 Matthew Olden is a computer artist who collaborates with little computer people, who he programs to make music, do visuals and manipulate data. Matthew also helps many artists to develop and build interactive art installations. 

He records music under various names, ‘I am the mighty Jungulator’, being one of them. He is also great friends with Fancy Cat. 

Matthew’s work is spread all over the internet in what at first seems a random and slapdash way. 

You can see examples of matthew’s work and see what he is up to here. 

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Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong

BY COLIN HARVEY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. (in English)

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Interactive Art Through Video Games

BY GREG WHISTANCE-SMITH
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Greg Whistance-Smith examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2013.

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Time and Interaction

BY PIPPIN BARR
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 20, 2014

Video game maker, critic, and professor Pippin Barr speaks on the interactive medium of games, and how the concept of time is exhibited within the medium. From games where you must complete a number frenetic tasks lest your character die, to those where your character is sentenced to 100 real-life years in prison (i.e. we will never live to see what happens at the end of his sentence), Pippin demonstrates the power interactivity can have over our thoughts on time.

www.pippinbarr.com

"Presentation of the Day" on July 7, 2014.

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Games as Interactive Art

BY CHRIS SOLARSKI
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. He discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 11, 2014.

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Pacing in Games

BY PETE ELLIS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

Why does pacing in storytelling matter and in particular, pacing in games. Pete Ellis uses classic scenes from films and one of his favourite video RPGs to show us how great pacing supercharges those emotional cliffhangers.  

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Luci Holland - Instrumental Animation

BY LUCI HOLLAND
IN GLASGOW

Luci Holland is a composer and arts producer who explores interdisciplinary creativity in film, games and performance.

Luci graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Composition for Screen in 2013, now working regularly with music & arts organisations such as the Tinderbox Project and Absolute Classics, and occassionally coordinating events as the Edinburgh Game Symposium and with her music-for-media band Mantra Collective.

Currently she is working on several other collaborative composition, recording, and music projects for film, games, and original music albums. Luci also just completed a custom-built interactive sonic art installation for the 2017 Hidden Door festival (CITADEL), as well as a bespoke music & sound piece for the outdoors audiovisual experience at Dean Castle, Illuminight.

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Maurice Andresen

BY MAURICE ANDRESEN
@ VOL 33 ON NOV 02, 2017

Maurice Andresen is a visual artist and graphic designer originally from Germany. Having graduated from Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art in 2016, he designs predominantly using 3D software to create animated environments, characters and narratives that he incorporates into interactive video games. He is interested in building experiential simulations which transport viewers into otherworldly realms.

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Yann Seznec

BY YANN SEZNEC
@ VOL 33 ON NOV 02, 2017

Yann Seznec is an artist and musician whose work focuses on sound, music, physical interaction, games, and building new instruments.

Recent projects include residencies at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Floating Cinema in London, Playable City Lagos, and Timespan in the Scottish Highlands. He has performed at The Roundhouse London, Mutek Montreal, Melbourne Recital Hall, Liquid Rooms Tokyo, Köln Philharmonie, Fak’ugesi Johannesburg, and more.

Much of his work involves building custom instruments such as musical pigsties, slinky instruments, candle-based sound installations, electromechanical mushroom spore reactors, and more. He is founder of BAFTA-winning creative studio Lucky Frame and is a lecturer at Abertay University. In December 2015 he received the British Composer Award for Sonic Art for his 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival work “Currents”. 

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Games are Boring

BY ZOË SAMS
@ VOL 33 ON NOV 02, 2017

Zoë Sams is a Tools Programmer, and a member of the Board of Directors for IGDA Scotland. Her passion lies in combining art and code, and she is a strong believer that networking and diversity can only strengthen the games industry and push us to continue creating fresh, innovative content. This year, Zoë was awarded a place on Develop’s 30 Under 30 list for her work as a STEM Ambassador.