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The Indie Game Revolution

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Max Temkin talks about the revolutionary change in the computer gaming industry from publisher and distributor producted games to independent games that could be sold directly to the customer. Temkin gives an overview of independenly created games, like minecraft, fez, and spleunky, in order to show what great games (and great art forms) could be created outside publisher and distributor influences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2014.

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Community for Gamer Feedback

@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Are twitting, blogging, marketing and advertizing of the most importance when intorducing a creative project or product? To Mike Laurence, the above mentioned strategies are not as valuable as builidng a community. Mike talks in depth about how building a community for people to talk and build relationships has helped to advertize and market his computer game. 


Mike Laurence 

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The Mystery League

@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Sandy Weisz, founder of the Mystery League,  is a purveyor of puzzle hunts.

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The Nuisance Committee

@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Melissa Harris gets up to mischief with a billboard.

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Computers Suck At Go

@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Mark Rubenstein has been playing the game of Go for over 20 years. The purpose of his talk is to get you hooked on Go so he has more friends to play with.


A Go Primer

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 06, 2011

Bob Barber has been playing Go for 30 years. He has directed 65 quarterly tournaments in Chicago and was Director of the 18th U.S. Go Congress in 2002. He is an amateur 1 dan.


Mark Rubenstein has been playing Go for 15 years. Before that, he played what he thought was Go but was really just random nonsense. He is the president of the Evanston Go Club and Membership Services Coordinator for the American Go Association.

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The Culture of Imagination

@ VOL 0 ON OCT 31, 2018

Ruby Tian is an architectural student at Pratt Institute. Her experience as an international students for seven years has earned her ability to observe and innovate. When she isn’t glued to the computer screen, she spends time traveling and meeting people around the world. She is currently a researcher at the Skyscraper Museum.


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Aalen @ Fahrzeughalle der Feuerwehr im Rettungszentrum
Apr 27, 2010


Budapest @ Merlin
Feb 27, 2010


Brno @ The Brno House of Arts
Mar 30, 2010


Miami @ Alliance Francaise
Feb 28, 2012


Moscow @ M'ARS Center for Contemporary Arts
May 25, 2010


Gibsons @ The Arts Building
Jan 11, 2013


Brisbane @ State Library of Queensland
Mar 27, 2013


Tampere @ TR1
Sep 03, 2015

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May 06, 2017


Santander @ il Boconne
May 06, 2018

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Myst Opportunities

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Chuck Carter talks about the game, Myst, that started his career and that he continues to look back on for inspiration. He talks in detail about his 2 year work with Cyan in creating Myst and how the game is a model of the games he wishes to create in the future. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 20, 2014. 


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Coderdojo: La Palestra di Programmazione

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 05, 2014

Francesco Boano talks about CoderDojo is a global network of clubs that teach young people in areas specializing in computer programming and computer technology. There are now clubs in 22 countries, teaching 10,000 children to write computer code and programs each week.

Founded CoderDojo in 2011 as a not-for-profit organisation that teaches children how to code. It aims to teach them creative problem-solving skills and practical creative skills and was launched in Ireland in mid-2011. The first CoderDojo took place on 23 July 2011 in the National Software Centre in Cork.

The initiative arrived in Genoa this year, with the opening of the first “dojo” at Talent Garden Genova.

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Construction In Pre-Prep

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

Where in the world can you make block animals, build a home inside a volcano surrounded by lava and get attacked by slime, zombies and skeletons without warning? Try sandbox indie games Minecraft and Terraria, where it is up to you to shape your world. Aman Izad-Ryan invites you to let your imagination loose with stern advice such as the need to explore to discover objects, not to limit yourself to making new things but making things better and if ever you decide to have a mansion, you’ve got to give yourself a library.

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Discovering New Game Worlds

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

Linn Solvig takes us on a trip through her discovery of computer games and gaming.

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"Videojuegos: Historia a través de su “Salón de la fama”"

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 21, 2017

José Luis Gómez es un gran aficionado a los videojuegos desde la niñez.

El hablaba sobre videojuegos mundialmente conocidos de hoy y de hace años, por supuesto mencionando aquellos que más horas de diversión le dieron: Mario Bros, Sonic, Taken y mucho más.

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Quien juega mejor: tú o tu ordenador? -- Cómo tu ordenador consigue ganarte a los juegos

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 06, 2018

Pietro Vischia es Doctor en Física por el Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Pietro está especializado en Física de Partículas y asociado al experimento CMS del CERN en Suiza. En la actualidad es investigador en el Grupo Experimental de Física de Partículas de la Universidad de Oviedo. 

Él tiene un grande interès para la estadística y en
particular para el aprendizaje automatizado, explorando donde el cerébro humano performa mejor de una máquina y donde lo contrario.


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Videjuegos a lo largo de mi vida

@ VOL 6 ON MAY 06, 2018

Carlos Soto, se dedica a la meditación computacional o en otras palabras a la administración de servidores informáticos.Entre sus aficiones esta el perder el tiempo con videojuegos. Una breve cronología, tan segura como desordenada de los videojuegos que han marcado o me han gustado en especial.

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Computer Graphic Character Design

In "Computer Graphic Character Design," a group of students (Reibe Studios) from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphic design, and how they produced two short films. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Catania Vol. 11, and is in Italian.

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The Olympic Games in Derbyshire, Retail Design, and an Update from Chicago

Presentations Rory Slater's presentation (from PKN Derby Vol. 6) reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. Cheng Fengqi is a visual designer, and in his presentation (in Chinese, from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he shows how to arrange retail shops in order to provide a joyful shopping environment for the customer. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog start with the poster you see above for next month's PKN Chicago Vol. 23, designed by Firebelly's Nick Adam -- let us also point you to this fun timelapse video that shows last week's special edition PKN held at the Art Institute of Chicago. Other posters added today include: PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 26, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8. Photos Today we have a photo gallery [Flickr] for PKN Concepcion Vol. 8 to share, with a few photos to give you a taste of what the event was like. Above, presenters from afar, followed by two happy attendees.  Calendar Tonight (August 23) we have the following events in the calendar: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 19, PKN San Antonio Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 7. Tomorrow, you can look to the following two events: PKN Nagoya Vol. 12 and PKN Guangzhou Vol. 11.

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Walking for Art, Thoughts on Games, and a Teaser Video from Hyderabad

Presentations Walking and taking in art sure sounds like a winning combination, and that's just what you get with First Fridays Artswalk. Mary McGinnis uses her presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 1) to explain the project. Federico Fasce (of Urustar) talks about how he thinks games can change the world. He believes that games are the most important form of expression of this century. The presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 1) covers his experience with Privacy Traders, a game designed and developed for high school students. In Privacy Traders, through mechanical trade and exchange, the idea is to stimulate a reflection on the sharing of personal data, on the role of the internet and social networks, and on the importance to better understand the people to whom we entrust sensitive data every day. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Nantes Vol. 4 that you see above. Also added were posters for PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 21, as well as for PKN Dunedin Vol. 13 and 14. httpv:// Video Here's a video teaser for PKN Hyderabad Vol. 10, which is taking place this coming Saturday (September 1). Calendar There's no PKN on the agenda for tonight, but tomorrow night (August 28) you can catch PKN San Francisco Vol. 51 and PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 26.

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Interactive Art Through Video Games

We kick off a new week of "Presentations of the Day" with this fine example by Greg Whistance-Smith, in which he examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.

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PechaKucha at BitSummit

We're happy to be taking part in this coming weekend's BitSummit indie game festival in Kyoto (March 7-9), and we'll be doing something a bit different, recording presentations on-site with participating developers. The results will be published on the BitSummit Channel.

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Games as Interactive Art

"We're trying to translate these classical concepts from painting -- a static medium -- to 3D environments..." Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. In "Games as Interactive Art" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 114, he discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images. 

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Where Games are Going (Or Not)

A head-worn device that allows players to feel 3D space through haptics, rich audio, and visuals -- this is the future of games: Artist, game designer, and UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Eddo Stern discusses a number of the projects he has worked on both personally, and in collaboration with his students. In "Where Games are Going (Or Not)" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 116, he shows off three projects in varying stages of development: a sensory deprivation game that uses haptic and audio feedback, a role-playing game that involves an audience of players using motion technology, and a hand-drawn game that incorporates elements of theater. 

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Banding Together through Games

Making a band means getting lost, building, and fighting evil denizens of space! Roger Hicks talks about his games and how his life has inspired his games to come to life. In "Banding Together through Games" from some special guerilla-style PechaKucha recordings at Tokyo Game Show 2014, we see that his love of music and getting lost, inspired and encouraged him to keep working on developing games, and meeting new people along the way. 

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Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games

  "Boardgames are as old as civilization itself." In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27, Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance.

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PechaKucha Night Santander Vol 6

Indulged by the sunny weather of Santander and cold beer. PechaKucha Night Santander Vol. 6 was more relaxing and enjoyable. 5 Rockstars gave inspiring talks about their passion, experience, stories with Games. Interactive session after the talks made it more memorable. Great thank you to the Rockstars for participation and for such amazing talks. Big thank you to IFCA for the collaboration, and Il Boccone to hosted us. Thank you so much to all of you who joined us at the event.More pictures are coming soon. See you at PechaKucha Night Santander Vol.7!