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PHOTOS: BEN BABBITT'S SOUND DESIGN WORKSHOP AT IULM UNIVERSITY

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On February 15 2019, Ben Babbitt shared his insights on sound design in a compelling lecture open to the general public.

The talk was followed by a hands-on workshop.

It looked like this:

Ben Babbitt is an artist and musician based in Los Angeles. Since 2013, he has provided the music and sound design for the award-winning episodic videogame Kentucky Route Zero, and recently completed the score to Amanda Kramer’s debut feature film Paris Window. As one third of the game studio Cardboard Computer, his work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum in London, the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC, the EMP Museum in Seattle, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to composition and sound design embraces both naturalistic acoustic sound sources and heavily processed digital synthesis as the two ends of a spectrum of possibility.

EVENT: IULM MASTER DAY (13 GIUGNO 2013/JUNE 13 2018)

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Matteo Bittanti, Pietro Righi Riva and Paolo Tajè introduce the Master of Arts in Game Design, now in its second edition (Academic Year 2018-2019).

If you dream of becoming a game designer, this is the program for you!

The presentation is in Italian.

Matteo Bittanti, Pietro Righi Riva e Paolo Tajè introducono il Master of Arts in Game Design della IULM, giunto alla seconda edizione (Anno Accademico 2018-2019).

Se il tuo sogno è diventare un game designer, questo è il Programma che fa per te!

La presentazione è in italiano

VIDEO: GAME TALK #5: PIETRO POLSINELLI

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JUNE 6 2018/6 GIUGNO 2018

Aula seminari

Università IULM (IULM 1)

Via Carlo Bo, 1

20143 Milan

PIETRO POLSINELLI

SURVIVING APPLIED GAMES

Pietro Polsinelli discusses a diverse set of applied game projects that he curated, focusing on common mistakes and solutions that are specific to the applied game process, in particular working with field experts that have no experience with games. The talks will consider the (no)estimation, concept, design and production phases/loops, providing tips, modelling and conceptual tools to improve the quality of the process and of the resulting game.

Pietro Polsinelli is a game designer and developer, mostly working on applied games. Polsinelli has developed games for companies, public institutions, museums, and research centres on a wide spectrum of topics, from the safety of offshore platforms to family neglect and abuse prevention. Polsinelli has been developing software for more than 30 years and applied games since 2010. For more information, click here. 

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COME SOPRAVVIVERE AI GIOCHI APPLICATI

Pietro Polsinelli presenta una vasta gamma di progetti videoludici che ha personalmente curato, soffermandosi sugli errori e le soluzioni specifiche al processo di gioco applicato, lavorando con esperti sul campo che spesso non hanno alcuna esperienza nel settore del videogioco. La presentazione descrive le fasi di (s)preventivo, ideazione, progettazione e produzione, fornendo strumenti concettuali e pratici per migliorare la qualità del processo e del videogioco risultante. 

Pietro Polsinelli è un game designer e sviluppatore, impegnato soprattutto sui giochi applicati. Polsinelli ha sviluppato videogiochi per numerose aziende, istituzioni pubbliche, musei e centri di ricerca su temi eclettici e diversificati, dalla sicurezza delle piattaforme offshore alla prevenzione degli abusi familiari. Polsinelli sviluppa software da oltre trent'anni e giochi applicati dal 2010. Per ulteriori informazioni, cliccate qui.  

EVENT: AFFINITY PROJECT AT IULM

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Today, Affinity Project's Creative Director Diego Ricchiuti and Gameplay Programmer Carlo Simetti gave a lecture for the students of the Master of Arts in Game Design. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Affinity Project is currently developing the "first ever donation game". Due for a Fall 2018 release, Don-Ay is an endless runner in which players guide cartoon animal characters through courses littered with hurdles, obstacles, and hazards, with a Tamagotchi-style mode allowing them to nurture for and customize their creature. The more the players engage with the game, the more they can raise money for charity through non-invasive, disruptive ways.

Affinity project,  Don-Ay , 2018 (expected)

Affinity project, Don-Ay, 2018 (expected)

In the second part of the workshop, Diego and Carlo provided great feedback to the students who are now in crunch mode - their final projects are due by the end of July. Before launching Affinity Project, Diego worked at Techland and Ubisoft. Affinity Project was founded by Ivan Paris and now features a team of 10+ members. Their HQ is located in Bergamo.

Don-Ay

VIDEO: PIETRO RIGHI RIVA, "QUALCOSA DA DIRE" (SOMETHING TO SAY)

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On May 13, 2016, Pietro Righi Riva gave a talk at IULM University titled "Something to say". A collateral event of GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, the full lecture is now available (Italian only). 

The lecture focused on non-traditional techniques for creating contemporary video games. What is the problem with today's digital entertainment and its inspirations? What can creators do to reinvent the medium?

THE SPEAKER

Born in Milan in 1985, Righi Riva is co-founder and studio director at Santa Ragione where he worked on multiple award-winning independent games, such as MirrorMoon EP, FOTONICA, and Wheels of Aurelia. After achieving a Ph.D in Interaction Design at Politecnico di Milano, Righi Riva has been teaching at Politecnico di Milano, California College of Arts, Shanghai Theater Academy, and Tsinghua University, among others. His design philosophy is aimed at developing games that are not objective-driven, and adopts the concept of playful technology to integrate expressive technical limitations in his designs. Today, Righi Riva is the Coordinator of GAME/PLAY. Design, Direction, and Production, a brand new Master's Program at IULM University. Righi Riva lives and works in Milan.

PRESENTATION: PIETRO RIGHI RIVA, "SOMETHING TO SAY", MAY 13, 2016

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PRESENTATION: PIETRO RIGHI RIVA

TITLE: "SOMETHING TO SAY"

DATE & TIME: FRIDAY MAY 13, 2016, 6 - 7.30 PM

LOCATION: ROOM 112 (IULM 1)

LANGUAGE: ITALIAN

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THIS EVENT IS PART OF GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY (COLLATERAL EVENTS)

DESCRIPTION

Join us for a compelling presentation by game designer Pietro Righi Riva. RIva's lecture focuses on non-traditional techniques for creating contemporary video games. What is the problem with today's digital entertainment and its inspirations? What can creators do to reinvent the medium?

THE SPEAKER

Born in Milan in 1985, Righi Riva is co-founder and studio director at Santa Ragione where he worked on multiple award-winning independent games, such as MirrorMoon EP, FOTONICA, and Wheels of Aurelia. After achieving a Ph.D in Interaction Design at Politecnico di Milano, Righi Riva has been teaching at Politecnico di Milano, California College of Arts, Shanghai Theater Academy, and Tsinghua University, among others. His design philosophy is aimed at developing games that are not objective-driven, and adopts the concept of playful technology to integrate expressive technical limitations in his designs. Today, Righi Riva is the Coordinator of GAME/PLAY. Design, Direction, and Production, a brand new Master's Program at IULM University. Righi Riva lives and works in Milan.

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PRESENTAZIONE: PIETRO RIGHI RIVA

TITOLO: "QUALCOSA DA DIRE"

DATA & ORA: VENERDÌ 13 MAGGIO, 2016 DALLE 18:00 ALLE 19:30

LUOGO: AULA 112 (IULM 1)

LINGUA: ITALIANO

EVENTO GRATUITO E APERTO AL PUBBLICO

QUESTO EVENTO FA PARTE DEGLI EVENTI COLLATERALI DI GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY.

DESCRIZIONE

Unitevi a noi per una pungente e stimolante presentazione del game designer Pietro Righi Riva che introduce una serie di tecniche tutt'altro che ortodosse per la creazione di videogiochi. Secondo Riva, oggi i videogiochi "non funzionano". Cosa possono fare i creatori per reinventare il medium?

LO SPEAKER

Pietro Righi Riva, classe 1985, dirige lo studio di produzione di videogiochi Santa Ragione. dal 2010 con il quale ha sviluppato giochi sperimentali vincitori di premi internazionali, tra cui il gioco di corse in soggettiva FOTONICA (2011), il gioco di esplorazione astratto MirrorMoon EP (2013) e il gioco di guida narrativo Wheels of Aurelia (2015). Righi Riva ha conseguito un dottorato in Interaction Design al Politecnico di Milano e ha collaborato con l'Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano per la realizzazione di un catalogo di strumenti per il game design accessibile. Dal 2016, coordina l'innovativo Master Universitario GAME/PLAY. Design, Direction & Production alla IULM di Milano. Righi Riva vive e lavora a Milano.

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