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Chris Solarski

Author and Artist Game Designer, Solarski Studio in Zurich

Games as Interactive Art

PRESENTED ON MAY 28, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 114

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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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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The Indie Game Revolution

BY MAX TEMKIN
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Max Temkin talks about the revolutionary change in the computer gaming industry from publisher and distributor producted games to independent games that could be sold directly to the customer. Temkin gives an overview of independenly created games, like minecraft, fez, and spleunky, in order to show what great games (and great art forms) could be created outside publisher and distributor influences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2014.

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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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Where Games are Going (Or Not)

BY EDDO STERN
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Artist, game designer, and UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Eddo Stern discusses a number of the projects he has worked on both personally, and in collaboration with his students. Here he shows off three projects in varying stages of development: a sensory deprivation game that uses haptic and audio feedback, a role-playing game that involves an audience of players using motion technology, and a hand-drawn game that incorporates elements of theater. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 22, 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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Evolution of Love and Sexuality in Games

BY HANNAH BEUGER
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 24, 2015

Hannah Beuger is student game design en deed onderzoek naar de ontwikkeling van sexualiteit in games. Ze laat zien hoe dit vanaf 1979 tot nu ontwikkelde.

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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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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.