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Theme: Innovation and Gaming

Melbourne, Australia
July 19th, 2011

About this event

How do people "play" games? What is the intrinsic value that causes us to laugh, cry, get frustrated and rejoice to a game?

Confirmed Speakers

  • Paul Callaghan
    Paul Callaghan is a freelance writer, game developer, educator, and co-director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival. An active member of the development and education community, Paul has spoken about writing for games, play, what education can learn from game development, and the fundamentals of game design at the National Screenwriters’ Conference, GCAP, VITTA, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the State Library of Victoria, Screen Australia, ACMI, CAE, RMIT, and is working with on a games and games literacy project with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. He currently sits on the board of the Game Developers Association of Australia, the advisory committee for the Australian Teachers of Media 2011 Conference Screen Futures, and the advisory panel for if:Book Australia. Away from games, he has written award-winning short-stories, short films, comics, too many non-fiction articles to count, and is currently working on a novel.

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Venue and Details

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St
Melbourne, 3000
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Jon Yeo
Melbourne, Australia

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