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 →
I got some new business cards a few weeks ago but then I remembered this old puzzle design and couldn’t stop myself from playtesting it and fixing up a bunch of elements so that I could have it printed up too. (The front has my info instead of a playing card face) Continue reading →
I’ve been a fan of Kent Bye and his excellent podcast Voices of VR for ages, and after my talk at the The Immersive Design Summit this weekend I finally got to be interviewed for it! I’ve been a fan for ages, and I really admire Kent’s insights and his mission to explore, experience, and educate. Listen to my interview here (and subscribe to Voices of VR while you’re at it).
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.