Speaker: Eddo Stern
Time: Wednesday, January 30, 6-8pm
Location: USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
Room 201 Zemeckis Media Lab (ZML)
Eddo Stern works on the disputed borderlands between fantasy and reality, exploring the uneasy and otherwise unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulation. His work explores new modes of narrative and documentary, experimental computer game design, fantasies of technology and history, and cross-cultural representation in computer games, film, and online media. He works in various media including computer software, hardware and game design, kinetic sculpture, performance, and film and video production. His short machinima films include “Sheik Attack”, “Vietnam Romance”, ”Landlord Vigilante” and “Deathstar”. He is the founder of the now retired cooperative C-level where he co-produced the physical computer gaming projects “Waco Resurrection”, “Tekken Torture Tournament”, “Cockfight Arena”, and the internet meme conference “C-level Memefest” He is currently developing the sensory deprivation game “Darkgame” recently featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Online at http://www.eddostern.com
For this seminar, Eddo will talk about “Empirical game design , extra-diegetic Machinima”, and his new sensory deprivation game Darkgame.
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