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.


December 7, 2009

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.


Movie Game

December 1, 2008

‘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”