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Pippin Barr

Game maker and critic in Sliema Malta

I'm a video game maker and critic living and working in Malta. My games address everything from airplane safety instructions to contemporary art. I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and teach prototyping, game design, and game analysis at the University of Malta. I also write a blog of game and game design criticism and my book, How to Play a Video Game, aims to introduce the uninitiated and culturally curious to the world of video games.

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Time and Interaction

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 20, 2014

Video game maker, critic, and professor Pippin Barr speaks on the interactive medium of games, and how the concept of time is exhibited within the medium. From games where you must complete a number frenetic tasks lest your character die, to those where your character is sentenced to 100 real-life years in prison (i.e. we will never live to see what happens at the end of his sentence), Pippin demonstrates the power interactivity can have over our thoughts on time.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 7, 2014.

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Valletta @ Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
Jun 20, 2014