Events > Turing 2012 - Gaming Futures

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Date: Thursday 23rd August
Time: 9:00 – 12:00
Venue: Appleton Tower, Theatre 5, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE
Ticket: £15

Gaming Futures will look at the transformative power of new systems and new technologies in gaming. Speakers will discuss how it relates to, affects and is affected by the culture it exists within. Join some of the most respected members of the gaming profession to discuss the future of games and technology.

A range of current industry innovations and developments will be explored. Creative industries, such as film, television, publishing and games, are notoriously hit driven, with the majority of companies either failing before they have a hit or unable to repeat their success once they achieve it.  However, there are exceptions, companies that have delivered hits repeatedly over the years. Why are these companies so rare?  What valuable lessons can we learn from them?  And how can we apply these lessons ourselves to make our creative businesses more sustainable?

There will also be reflections on how society in the 21st century is increasingly moving away from an infrastructure of direct action, to one of layered systems. These interconnected structures often seem strange and foreign but we’ve played with interconnected systems for thousands of years. Games are what Eric Zimmerman has called “systemic media”: they are a native cultural form to this systemic age. What are the ways games teach us about the interconnectedness of things: how to understand it, and how to live within it?

Ernest Adams
Rob Fahey
Tom Armitage
Colin Anderson
Mark Sorrell

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The Turing Festival has been developed with ERDF funding through the Interreg IVB NWE programme’s Open Innovation Project – working with business, academia and communities from North West Europe to promote collaborative approaches to innovation.

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