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Thursday, June 23 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Well Played: Project Syria

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What makes a game good? Or bad? Or better? Building on the ETC Press books and journal and the success of live sessions, Ralph Vituccio (Asst Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University) will analyze Project Syria, an immersive journalism piece, for the audience to help highlight the virtual reality experience and open up a discussion about the unique impact VR can have. The goal is to help develop and define a literacy of games and interactive media as well as a sense of their value as an experience. These sessions are not a part of the selection and jurying of the festival, instead they are purely to inspire discussion amongst festival attendees.

Speakers
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Drew Davidson

Director, Entertainment Technology Center at CMU
Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories across texts, comics, games and other media. He is the Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the Founding Editor of ETC Press and its Well Played series and journal. All things Drew can be found... Read More →
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Ralph Vituccio

Ralph Vituccio is a Professor in the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon and an Independent Filmmaker. Ralph has lead a number of award winning interactive and Virtual Reality projects addressing social issues such as sexual assault on college campus and exploring racial profiling. His latest film, “Shipbreakers”, won The Best Feature Documentary Award at the Global International Film Festival in San Francisco. It... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Tishman Auditorium

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