Innovation, Play & the Future of Technology

Talk by Steven Johnson, author of “Wonderland : How Play Made the Modern World.” Steven Johnson, the international best-selling author of How We Got To Now, whose TED talk has had over 1 million views, in a talk on innovation and the future of technology seen through the history of play: the subject of his…

Parallel Worlds 2016

#Parallelworlds is the @V_and_A's first ever conference dedicated to videogame design & culture https://t.co/YtVaZZJLTj — marie (@tigershungry) September 27, 2016 How do the virtual worlds of videogames reflect and augment our reality? With VR headsets hitting the high street and augmented reality sending players hunting through their neighbourhoods 2016 has seen our virtual and physical worlds…

Wordplay London 2016

This year, our festival of writerly games will be happening in London, England, in a no less esteemed place than the British Library. According to the Wikipedia entry, it’s the largest library in the world and included in their collection of 170,000,000 items is the manuscript copy of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (which was later published as…

Beta Public Presents. 2016

After five sellout dates at CPT, Beta Public returns to programme four late nights of the wildest and weirdest crossover experiments in theatre and videogames. Expect artist-led Let’s Plays, audience-driven adventures, talks from cutting-edge game developers, and much, much more! Investigating a different theme each night, Beta Public Presents the newest work at the intersection of…

A Scratch Night Of Play 2015

A Scratch Night Of Play – Curated by William Drew for Coney Coney return to Camden People’s Theatre to present another evening of playing theatre. We’ll again be presenting short pieces and works-in-progress that invite the audience to play (in some way or other) either in the theatre or elsewhere in the building: standing up,…

Beta Public 2015

Beta Public – three curated nights of videogames and performance. Play through a menu of the weirdest and most wonderful videogames, watch a selection of performances, and witness a world-first experiment in merging the live and digital worlds! Engaging performances and talks from exciting and provocative artists. Beta Public is about: New videogames and performance.…

Now Play This 2015

A Weekend of Games and Play. From the website: The underlying idea is that this is about games in whatever form: board games, digital games, pervasive games, playable sculptures, objects you poke at, guided walks that were secretly games all along. Talks Line-Up Games and Poetry on Wednesday 2 September, 7pm-8:30. We look at the intersection of games…

European Women in Games Conference 2015

The conference starts at 9.30 am on 2nd September, 2015 and finishes at 5.00 pm  European Women in Games Conference features: 2 Keynotes Panels: Panel 1: Expanding Horizons: Virtual Reality Panel 2: Expanding Horizons: Making games for Kids/ Education software Panel 3: “A new job in the games industry” Panel 4: “The benefits of mentoring”…