Wed June 28th 5pm - 7:30pm
Neill Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Imirt, the Irish Game Makers Association is proud to present an evening of talks about game design and culture on June 28th from 5pm to 7:30pm. The event is in collaboration with the MSc in Interactive Digital Media in Trinity College Dublin and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. We have been able to bring two excellent international speakers to Dublin thanks to support from Enterprise Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Animation Skillnet. We would also like to thank Corona Labs for sponsoring the Imirt Awards.
The event is free but space is limited so please reserve a ticket here:
‘Game Mechanics as Cultural Expression’
Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer, designer, and artist of games, comics, transmedia, and animation. She is Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish, living near the Great Lakes as an Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University. Most recently, she designed and created art for Manoominike (2016), a motion game about practices of wild ricing, as well as Honour Water (2016), an Anishinaabe singing game for healing the waters.
‘Interview: Building Games Communities’
Christopher has worked all over the video game industry and its various sectors, including production and press, including several years at Indie MEGABOOTH, growing the company from just two domestic events per year, to over six international showcases in USA, Europe, and Asia. In his spare time, Christopher has organized Dota 2 eSports tournament 'The Rektreational', and is an active member of Seattle Indies. He currently runs a co-working office for game developers in Seattle, Indies Workshop.
SARAH MARIA GRIFFIN
‘Games as a Literary Influence’
Sarah Maria Griffin is a writer from Dublin Ireland. Her first novel, Spare & Found Parts, was published by Greenwillow Books in October 2016 and will be released in Ireland & the UK in early 2018 by Titan. Her nonfiction has appeared on The Irish Times, Buzzfeed, The Rumpus, Midnight Breakfast, Guts and Winter Pages. Her collection of essays about emigration, Not Lost, was published by New Island Press in 2013. She was the recipient of the European Science Fiction Awards Chrysalis Award in 2017. She tweets @griffski.
Imirt 2016 Irish Game Awards presentation
Awards for the inaugural Imirt Irish Game Awards will be handed out in a short presentation.
Brenda Romero, chairperson of IMIRT, was excited to see the results of this year’s competition. “We had a wide variety of entrants from across the sector, including solo independent developers, students and professional development teams,” said Romero. “ It was genuinely a pleasure to see the variety and quality of games being created in Ireland.”
Join us for a chat and some networking after the event. We have booked space at P. Mac's pub on the corner of Stephen Street Lower & Drury Street starting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
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