Sessions at Improving Reality on Friday 23rd September

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  • Reality Hacking

    by Honor Harger, Aral Balkan, Julian Oliver and José Luis de Vicente

    How are artists and designers shifting perceptions of place and time, by overlaying increasingly complex and imaginative sedimentary layers onto our lived environment, through the use of augmented reality, 3D printing and other technologies?
    Speakers:
    Julian Oliver – artist, critical engineer & winner of this year’s Prix Ars Electronica
    Aral Balkan – user experience designer & curator of the Update conference
    Jose Luis de Vicente – curator, writer and cultural researcher
    Panel and Q & A. Moderator: Honor Harger – director, Lighthouse

    At 10:45am to 12:30pm, Friday 23rd September

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  • Beyond Cinema

    by Blast Theory, Paula Le Dieu, Matt Hanson and Jamie King

    How are filmmakers and artists shifting our ideas about what cinema can be, adding cinematic drama to reality, and reinventing the rules by reinterpreting creative processes and traditional business models?
    Speakers:
    Matt Hanson – filmmaker, writer & creator of A Swarm of Angels
    Lizzie Gillett – producer of the hit documentary film, Age of Stupid
    Matt Adams – co-founder of Blast Theory, makers of the locative cinema experience, A Machine to See With
    Jamie King – filmmaker, director of the acclaimed Steal This Film and co-founder of VO.DO
    Panel and Q & A. Moderator: Paula Le Dieu – Director of Digital at the BFI

    At 1:45pm to 3:50pm, Friday 23rd September

  • Gaming for Good

    by Alice Taylor, Tassos Stevens and Matt Locke

    How are artists and designers using games and play to morph and shift social and cultural reality?
    Speakers:
    Tassos Stevens – co-founder of Agency of Coney, artist and maker of games like Papa Sangre & Nightmare High
    Adrian Hon – next-generation storyteller and co-founder of Six to Start
    Time’s Up – artists and makers of playful interactive experiences, including Stored in A Bank Vault
    Alice Taylor – blogger, gaming guru and founder of MakieLab
    Panel and Q & A. Moderator: Matt Locke – founder of Storythings and former Head of Multiplatform Commissioning at Channel 4.

    At 4:15pm to 6:15pm, Friday 23rd September

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