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Your Decisions at the New Star Wars Theme Parks Will Have Consequences

During a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this weekend, it was revealed that the fully immersive theme park areas will allow visitors to develop a reputation. That’s right. If you ride the attraction that pits the First Order vs. the Resistance, the side you pick will have ramifications throughout the park. Fly the […]
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The Field of Dreams Approach: On Writing About Video Games

GO: I go to these academic conferences where a similar conversation is happening among professors who write in the field of gaming studies. Some bring in literary and film theory, and try to lay that on top of video games, while others reject that. The tools and the language are already there from other fields, […]
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EOI sARTorial — dLux MediaArts

Students and recent graduates are invited to submit expressions of interest to dLux MediaArts for participation in its sARTorial program. sARTorial: where digital art meets fashion, sound and technology. Part run-way and part performative art exhibition sARTorial showcases the latest possibilities in wearable art and tech.This is an exciting and unique opportunity for media artists, […]
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Talking ‘Walking Sims’ With The Chinese Room’s Dan Pinchbeck

To think there was a time when a game like Dear Esther was seen as a radical concept. One so against the grain that it actually left some players enraged and decrying that its very existence was harmful to videogames. Ostensibly, there’s very little for you to do in Dear Esther. It’s a calm and […]
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Digital Fiction Reading & Writing Workshop, Sheffield

Digital Fiction Reading & Writing Workshop Sat 22 October 2016, 2pm-4pm, Charles Street building 12.3.10, Sheffield Hallam. Admission free. This masterclass will provide a two-hour workshop on reading and writing digital fiction by digital media artists/writers Andy Campbell and Judi Alston of One to One Development Trust with Dr Isabelle van der Bom. Source: Digital […]