Author Archives: Laura H.

Freeplay 18: Get In, Get Out Talk Notes

I had a great time this week speaking at the Freeplay festival! Freeplay is Australia’s longest-running and largest independent games festival, and it focuses on “fringes, spotlights grassroots makers, and acts as a response to and critique of the status quo.”

I participated remotely from Portland, where it was midnight. My talk partner Elie Abraham called in from Helsinki, where it was 9am. And our audience in Australia was watching at 5pm their time.

You can check out the talk here:

There’s also this amazing sketchnote, an illustrative record of the talk drawn as it was happening, by Jennifer Reuter from Melbourne (seen in the header of this post).

Below, you can find links and more information for all of the things I referenced during the conversation. Thanks for tuning in! Continue reading

Come See Me at the Immersive Design Summit!

Really excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the first-ever Immersive Design Summit in San Francisco! I’m doing a presentation on environmental narrative and storytelling in a session with Jarrett Lantz and Jeff Leinenveber of Scout Expedition Co., creators of The Nest. I’ll be sure to share more from the session and event afterwards. For now, I just keep getting more and more excited as the lineup takes shape.

New Post on Medium

I did a new version of a post I’d written on this blog and formatted it for Medium. Give it a read here and be sure to “clap” it if you like it so that more fans of this sort of immersive work can find it.

Although the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year, I’ll be writing periodically on Medium, so please follow to subscribe if you’re interested in seeing more.