MAKING “LUDIC TIMES” VISIBLE VIA THIS PUBLICATION!
MAKING “LUDIC TIMES” VISIBLE VIA THIS PUBLICATION!
Hello fellow artcampers.
Since we didn’t have enough time to talk about ways of presenting stuff, I thought I’d compile a couple of presentations that I really liked and that can be found on the web:
All of these talks are quite a bit longer than 10 minutes, but you can see how everyone drives their point home (and it’s not just a technical presentation, but people have quite a lot to say) and how you’ll learn quite a bit about the subject and about the person behind the research.
If you have additions to this list, please let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to add them here.
Hope this helps.
The growing emergence of interactive digital media and games for purpose beyond video games that are predominately for entertainment, challenges our understanding of games, play and fun. Focusing on serious games, experimental games and pervasive games, we will discuss current trends in the development and use of interactive technologies, design informed from other media such as film, the opportunities that are opening up for artistic creation, and the social and cultural considerations in their wide adoption.
This workshop challenges the participants to explore the boundaries of olfactory interface through the combination of art and gameplay.
The sense of smell is powerful to us in daily life, though unconsciously. It is informative and affective. It warns us of danger and tells us the aroma of food. It also evokes our long lost memory in childhood. However, this powerful sensation is either underestimated or improperly used in the digital world. Could the sense of smell give us more possibilities to enhance the players’ experiences in the virtual environment?
The participants will be challenged to create their own olfactory game scenarios. This workshop will introduce the background of olfactory gameplay and will discuss how smell is treated differently in various cultures. Then, the participants have to use their sense of smell to explore the scents in Singapore. At last, they will be guided to generate an interactive olfactory story by using various scents.
# Preparation: Please bring THREE things with you, which can represent the scents of your home country/town. It can be anything, as long as it does not break the airport custom rules 😉
# Tip 1: Make sure that the scents of the three things will stay long enough until 26th of July (the day of the workshop).
# Tip 2: Be sure you do not get a cold before you come to the workshop. Otherwise, you will lose the fun of it.
Short presentations of the Art Camp participants (this is a possible structure – a subject to change):
Kanno So / Japan
Andrej Boleslavsky / Slovak Republic
Kai Hong Cheok / Singapore
Gina Haraszti / Hungary
Bin Wang / China/Singapore
Kian Peng Ong / Singapore
Varvara Guljajeva / Estonia
Luong Tu Dung / Vietnam
Onellyantie Chuah / Indonesia/Singapore
Helena Doyle / Ireland
Muhammad Hidayat Sembiring / Indonesia
James Hartill / United Kingdom
Fiona Ling / Singapore
Jeroen Stout / The Netherlands
Jihoi Lee / South Korea
Eduardo Gimenez-Cassina / Spain
Taviphut Praengoen / Thailand
Tobias Leingruber / Germany
“Monkee” Hoi Ieng Lei / China/Macau
Pocket Gamelan: collaborative games as sound design
In this workshop presentation I will explore the nature of game interaction in various collaborative scenarios where the game outcome takes the form of interactive sound design. In such scenarios the focus is on game strategies — or processes that define interplay between groups of people – and the role of these processes in the production of sound.
Such games offer alternative rewards for players because there are no spectators, only participants who are collaborators rather than contestants. In order to illustrate this approach to game design, I will coordinate several group activities in this workshop culminating in a collaborative sound spectacle called “Mandala 7” which is created using 16 bluetooth-enabled mobile phones.
My approach owes much to sound works created by English composer Cornelius Cardew in the late 1960s for an ensemble of non-expert players known as the Scratch Orchestra. The Pocket Gamelan, a set of networked mobile instruments that I developed as music software for mobile phones, was also intended to be played by non-expert players. Playing the Pocket Gamelan involves new strategies for collaborative sound design using a technology that is easy to play, quick to learn and accessible to large numbers of people.
Kiew Sen Lieh, Q in short, has been a pre-production artist for more than 5 years before changing track into teaching art. He will share pipeline techniques he has used in coming out with fresh ideas for character designs.
The workshop will be conducted on the premise that all participants are brainstorming on an entirely new “Angel” concept. Workshop participants will sketch ideas together with Q during the session and open constructive critiquing will be encouraged.
During the session, the following character design production pipeline will be covered: Referencing real life actor, Pre-production research work, Referencing Real Life Actor Types, Character Appeal, Animatable Design, Silhouette Archetype, Avoid Clichés, Getting Feedback.
Please note that this is a 1 hour practical workshop. Some degree of drawing skills will be required of participants. This is not a workshop on drawing techniques, but a workshop focusing on the creative process involved in getting the idea and transferring it on paper.