Feral Vector 2020

“Feral Vector is not like other game design events. If you feel like an impostor at games events, you’re not only welcome here, we encourage you to attend. If you are in the videogames industry, but looking for more than it can give, Feral Vector is for you. Feral Vector is fundamentally about outside influences,…

Now Play This [Postponed – tba]

“Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design running at Somerset House in London from 3-5 April 2020, showcasing interactive and playful work as part of the London Games Festival.” “In 2020 we’ll be looking at games that relate to our theme of ‘Breaking Point’ – games are the aesthetic forms of systems,…

Playful Learning Conference 2019

Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, we provide a space where teachers, researchers and students can play, learn and think together. A space to meet other playful people and be inspired by talks, workshops, activities…

Feral Vector 2019

Feral Vector is not like other game design events. If you feel like an impostor at games events, you’re not only welcome here, we encourage you to attend. If you are in the videogames industry, but looking for more than it can give, Feral Vector is for you. Feral Vector is fundamentally about outside influences,…

ParallelWorlds2019 - Poster design by Yuk Fun

Parallel Worlds 2019

Parallel Worlds, the V&A’s conference dedicated to videogame design and culture, will be back in London for more critical conversations on Friday 25 January 2019, in conjunction with the V&A’s headline autumn exhibition ‘Videogames: Design / Play / Disrupt’. This day long international conference brings together talks from leading game designers, artists, engineers and thinkers…

Random String Symposium 2018

A playdate for artists interested in making work with real-time technologies. Space for inspiration, discussion and sharing. The Random String Symposium is a one-day event for artists and arts professionals, exploring the use of interactive & networked technologies in the creative process. Hear from practitioners from across the UK and overseas, join frank conversations about…

Now Play This 2018

“Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design, showcasing some of the most interesting games and playful work being made around the UK and the world. It will run for the fourth time at Somerset House in London from 6-8 April, 2018, as part of the London Games Festival.” http://nowplaythis.net/

Feral Vector 2017

Feral Vector takes place in an old church next to a wooded ravine, in the town of Hebden Bridge. It has workshops, talks, interviews, live games, local multiplayer, Q&As, performances, walks, and other things. It’s centred on the subject of game design, its wider influences, the places people think it should go next, and the…

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…