This year at the 2019 Game Developers' Conference features a talk by our very own AGPM faculty member, Marcelo Viana Neto! Professor Viana Neto will be speaking on his Speculative Futures: Games for a Different World class, the teaching style he employs, and how it can lead to creative and meaningful student projects.
Many AGPM student works will be showcased!
For more information, check the official GDC listing here:
"Game designers are adept at creating future worlds, but our collective imagination seems to be stuck on escapist fantasies, dystopias, or re-skinning the present. This session focuses on an undergraduate course entitled “Speculative Futures: Games for a Different World” taught at UC Santa Cruz in which students imagine what happens to our world when major societal challenges are overcome and design games that belong in their speculative futures. This talk will demonstrate how starting with a desired future can lead to novel design avenues, ignites students’ political imagination, and results in a transformative classroom experience."