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Saturday, October 7 • 10:00am - 10:50am
ThinkIndie Future Trends

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No art form is more closely linked with technology than computer games. Yet the nature of the art form is not defined by that technology - game makers take computing technologies designed for purpose, and twist them into playful entertainment and art. In 2017 we have several new technologies upon us, ranging from complex and expensive VR and AR, to cheap microcontrollers and maker technologies, as well as great leaps forward in software, particularly AI. We’ll discuss how these new and upcoming technologies might find their way into the Indiecades of the future.

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Samantha Gorman

Tender Claws
Tender Claws is a studio working at the intersection of art, technology and storytelling. Over a decade Tender Claws (founded by Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman) has released projects across a variety of media including: video, live performance, interactive installation, games... Read More →
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Mitu Khakander

Mitu Khandaker is a game designer and programmer, as well as a co-founder of Spirit AI, making tools to help developers use tech to make games more accessible and intriguing in various ways: from rich autonomous characters to procedural narratives to even mitigating online harassment. She... Read More →


Michael John

Michael John (MJ) teaches game design and development at UC Santa Cruz. Prior to UCSC, he worked in the commercial industry for 20+ years, and also co-founded GlassLab, an educational games consortium, along the way. He spends his time amusing students with stories of the games of... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
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