Spatial Media: Theme Parks, Narrative Architecture and Games

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    • Thursday November 5, 2009
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Skiles 354
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Laura Diamond
laura.diamond@comm.gatech.edu
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Jason Maderer
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: A conversation with Celia Pearce

Full Summary: Celia Pearce will share current thoughts on here work-in-progress looking at the relationship between “narrative architecture,” that is, buildings whose main purpose is to tell a story, and games.

Celia Pearce will share current thoughts on here work-in-progress looking at the relationship between “narrative architecture,” that is, buildings whose main purpose is to tell a story, and games. In particular, she will discuss her ongoing study of the narrative conventions and crafts of theme park design, the field she worked in professionally for 20 years before going into academia. This will be an informal presentation, with lots of pictures and discussion, exploring the ways that stories can be expressed spatially, and the relationship (sometimes ignored) of these techniques to game design.

::: Research Group Mission Statement :::
Aperio: The Games and Spaces Research Group is an initiative in the Experimental Games Lab that seeks to study the properties of spatial media, both digital and physical. Areas of interest include digital
games, virtual worlds, urban environments, public places, theme parks, locative media, alternate reality games, and architecture. Not limiting its members to a single approach, Aperio engages in these areas through interdisciplinary undertakings: narrative, aesthetic, technical, procedural, ethnographic, anthropological, cultural and social. Aperio serves as a place for students, faculty, and researcher across the Georgia Tech campus to share resources, engage in discussions and knowledge sharing, and collaborate on projects.

Organized by Bobby Schweizer, Audrey Whitman, and Pauline Chan with Celia Pearce; a project of the EGL and the Emergent Game Group

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Keywords
Games, Media, narrative
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  • Created By: David Terraso
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  • Created On: Feb 16, 2010 - 9:48am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:50pm