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Monday, May 16
 

11:00 CEST

Torill Kornfeldt - Mind-controlling parasites and somersaulting cannibals; why game developers need biologists
Mind-controlling parasites and somersaulting cannibals – why game developers need biologists!

I will show you the wonders of life and the strangeness of creatures you have never heard about. Things that will spark your creativity and quite possibly haunt your nightmares. All in an effort to show how biology can be an important tool in the creative process of game development, and why game developers need scientific advisers.

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Torill Kornfeldt

Torill Kornfeldt is a science journalist and author on a mission to spread the word of biology. She spent years as a scientist trying to get bumblebees to fly in tunnels and jellyfish to watch movies. The experience left her morbidly fascinated by strange animal behaviour and passionate... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
Rio Netport

13:00 CEST

Susana Meza Graham - "The Paradox of building value through constant change while remaining the same"
A personal and professional recap of our journey as a company and my 12 years at Paradox. I'll share some of the highs and lows and some of the core principles we have applied over the years that have allowed us to grow while remaining profitable and increase the value we deliver to our players. 

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Susana Meza Graham

Susana Meza Graham is the COO at Paradox Interactive. She has been with Paradox Interactive since 2004, and has steered the company through various stages of change. Her main focus has been the organization and its growth, the publishing business (in particular marketing & communication... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Rio Netport

16:00 CEST

Jennifer Kanary - Labyrinth Psychotica, Simulating Psychotic Phenonema
Labyrinth Psychotica is Jennifer Kanary Nikolov(a)'s artistic research project on the simulation of psychosis. It was born from a personal experience of a familiy member and developed as an artistic research PhD trajectory with Roy Ascott's award winning Planetary Collegium at Plymouth University. Her research results contribute to an understanding of one of the last taboos and greatest mysteries of society, by using the potential of technology to simulate what it may feel like to be in a psychosis.  For her talk she will dicuss the importance of psychosis simulation and reveal the success of her design approach for the works 'The Wearable' and 'The Labyrinth'. She will also share her journey of artistic knowledge entrepreneurship and elaborate on how her works became a tool of empathy for mental health care workers around the world.  

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Jennifer Kanary

Labyrinth Psychotica is Jennifer Kanary Nikolov(a)'s artistic research project on the simulation of psychosis. It was born from a personal experience of a familiy member and developed as an artistic research PhD trajectory with Roy Ascott's award winning Planetary Collegium at Plymouth... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
Rio Netport
 
Tuesday, May 17
 

13:00 CEST

[CANCELED] Phoenix Perry - Machine Learning, Play and Activism
Phoenix Perry discusses how machine learning can be used in designing games. By discussing an approach for using tools that could be co-collaborators with game designers to develop expressive play experiences, she proposes an approach to expressive play design. What would a co-collaborative design process look like where designers could supervise possible outcomes using machine learning and then feed those chosen outcomes back into their systems, creating dynamic games without the need for recoding entire systems each time?

Additionally, Phoenix will discuss her work with the Code Liberation Foundation Code Liberation catalyzes the creation of digital games and creative technologies by women, nonbinary, femme, and girl-identifying people to diversify STEM fields.

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Phoenix Perry

Phoenix Perry creates physical games and user experiences. Her work looks for opportunities to bring people together to raise awareness of our collective interconnectivity. A consummate advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. This organization... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Rio Netport