Felix Urban is a student of Kulturarbeit at the FH Potsdam. He is a sound artist and producer of organic electronic music. He will give a short introduction to chip-based music production and he will play a selection of tunes during the long coffee break…
Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand.
Ian Bogost is author of the book Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames (MIT Press 2007). In his book Bogost argues, that videogames have a unique persuasive power that goes beyond other forms of computational persuasion.
I found an interesting book recommendation at thebrowser.com. The book is called “The Grasshopper” written by the philosopher Bernard Suits.
In the book “This Gaming Life” autor Jim Rossignol’ attributes the following quote to Will Wright, the original designer of games like SimCity, The Sims and Spore:
Kars Alfrink is principal designer at applied pervasive games studio Hubbub. In this recent talk at dConstruct, Kars Alfrink explores ways we might use games to alleviate some of the problems willful social self-separation can lead to.
Games, Life and Utopia is a half-day event that is all about gamification, serious games, learning and play. It’s a conference for service and interaction designers, for social activists, for artists, for developers and geeks, and of course for gamers.