Author Archive

Games papers

January 19, 2010

This special issue of EC is called Computer Games: Between text and practice  and it has papers on narrative in games, cinema and games, and game space.

Aha!

December 7, 2009

http://www.superherosupplies.com/

Vicarious Thrills

November 23, 2009

Lansdown Lecture: Brendan Walker on Vicarious Thrills

When: 4:45pm, Wednesday 2 December 2009

Where: Room 137, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet EN4 8HT

A Lansdown Lecture for the Art and Design Research Institute at Middlesex University.

On 2 December 2009, Brendan Walker will show how he uses a mixture of performance and broadcast technologies to thrill new audiences, spanning Theatre, Theme Parks, and TV. Brendan Walker describes himself as ‘the world’s only Thrill Engineer.’ Brendan originally trained as a military aeronautical engineer, before researching and teaching in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art. Brendan now runs Aerial – a design practice specialising in the creation of tailored emotional experience, with clients such as The Science Museum, Merlin Entertainment, and Disneyland. Brendan is a visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. Entrance free. All welcome. No need to book. http://www.cea.mdx.ac.uk/?location_id=85&item=30

 

Movie Game

December 1, 2008

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/y/yitm/

‘You’re In the Movies’ on Xbox – to quote from the blurb: “You’re in the Movies brings the cool factor to kitsch as you live out your dreams of becoming a scream queen, zombie [ ! ]  or kung fu fighter [ … ] Using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera, players’ actions are captured and placed into short, riotous films that highlight the unique and often dubious acting talents of friends and family”