April, 2021

23Apr12:30 PM2:30 PMDMRC FRIDAYS with Brendan Keogh and Ben Egliston

Event Details

23 April, 12.30 – 2.00pm

In person: Level 5, X Block (Noosa and Springfield rooms)

Online: Via Zoom

Postmortem: Researching Gamemaking Virtual Workshop – Dr Brendan Keogh

(12.30 – 1.00pm)

At the end of 2018 I held an academic workshop that brought together videogame production researchers from around the world to present research and develop new ideas. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this workshop was inevitably a virtual one. Rather than simply ask everyone to sit on Zoom for days on end, I designed an experimental workshop taking advantage of numerous forms of real-time and asynchronous events, platforms, and even a commissioned virtual space. This talk will provide a postmortem of this experimental workshop that aims to help others consider alternative ways of running their own online events. It will provide an overview of how the workshop was run, what worked well, and what challenges were encountered.

 

Researching technological futures – Dr Ben Egliston

(1.00 – 2.00pm)

Studying visions of technological futures can be useful in understanding how technology is made, used, and governed today. This talk will introduce some theories and methods used in researching emerging technologies which are yet to materialise. It will also cover some of the common pitfalls of researching future media, which is at risk of further contributing to tech hype rather than offering productive critique of genuine sociotechnical problems. This talk will focus on numerous examples from ongoing research into spatial computing technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.

Time

(Friday) 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location

Noosa Room

Level 5, X Block

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