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April 2014

Play Today! Workshop @ G4C NYC Festival

April 23, 2014, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
NYU Kimmel Centre (Rosenthal Pavilion),
60 Washington Square South
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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The Games for Change Europe Challenge for students is coming to NYC with a mind-blowing three-hours paper-prototyping workshop that is open to all festival attendees of the. Are you passionate about creating games that can change society for the better? Level up and get insights into design fundamentals for developing compelling activist games. Learn elegant techniques to prototype your game with paper, stylus, scissors and glue. Meet inspiring mentors, team up with like-minded creators and win awesome prizes for the…

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Games for Change Europe Track @ FMX

April 25, 2014, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haus der Wirtschaft (Meidinger Saal),
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
Stuttgart, 70174 Germany
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The half-day track will focus on aesthetic aspects of transformational game design, introducing leading industry professionals and researchers like Noah Falstein (Chief Games Designer at Google) and Ken Perlin (Director of Games for Learning Institute NYC). hosted by Katharina Tillmanns, Björn Bartholdy

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May 2014
Free

Clash of Realities 2014

May 8, 2014, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fachhochschule Köln / Room 11,
Ubierring 40
Cologne, 50678 Germany
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I will be presenting insights from my master thesis research in the session Making it Personal – Towards a Personalized Experience for Impact Games.

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September 2014

Social Good Summit

September 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Centro Cultural Conde Duque,
Calle del Conde Duque, 9-11
Madrid, Spain
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// The Alternative Now – Establishing Social and Sustainable Behaviour Through Digital Games // Oxfam Intermón invited me to give a talk at this years Social Good Summit in Madrid. The event takes place on occasion of the United Nations assembly in New York and will discuss the opportunities of technology and media on positive change in our societies. Check out the full program here http://www.oxfamintermon.org/es/campanas/proyectos/social-good-summit-madrid

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December 2014

VegaCamp

December 4, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hochschule der Medien,
Nobelstraße 10
Stuttgart, Germany
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// Games for Change – Towards A Documentary Approach For Digital Games // From an economic perspective, digital games have successfully outperformed their linear counterparts in film but still, in the public eye, games are only half-way through the process of becoming a legitimate and socially acceptable medium. Today´s gaming industry is on the verge of an evolutionary stepto truly become the leading medium of our time.

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Next Level 2014

December 5, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dortmunder U / U2 Multifunktionsraum,
Dortmund, Germany
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// Games for Change – Wie Games die Gesellschaft verändern // Aus ökonomischer Perspektive haben digitale Spiele ihr Geschwister-Medium Film längst überholt. Unabhängig von ihrem Genre oder der Publikationsplattform werden Games von der breiten Öffentlichkeit jedoch noch nicht als ernsthaftes und wertvolles Medium wahrgenommen. Dabei liegen das Innovationspotenzial von digitalen Spielen gerade in der jungen Form jener Games, die Interaktion und Narration im Sinne eines nicht-fiktionalen, nahezu dokumentarischen Erzählens einsetzen. Die sogenannten „Impact Games“ – eine Unterkategorie der Serious Games,…

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Les Ateliers du Jeu Video

December 16, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ENJMIN,
Angoulême, France
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// YouTopia – Embracing the power of a formative game design approach to shape a better tomorrow //

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March 2015

Europeana for Education and Creative Industries

March 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

I´m honored to be invited as a speaker to the Europeana for Education and Creative Industries event which will take place in early spring in Riga on occasion of Latvias 2015 EU Presidency. The Europeana Foundation aims at creating new ways for people to engage with their cultural history, whether it’s for work, learning or pleasure thus helping citizens understand the creative and and economic value of cultural diversity.

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May 2015

FMX 2015 // The State of the Art in Visual Communications

May 2, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haus der Wirtschaft (Bertha Benz Saal),
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
Stuttgart, 70174
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The State of the Art in Visual Communications – an overview of the state of the art, discussion by a panel of experts and all participants. Panelists: Associate Professor Mark Sagar (Laboratory for Animate Technologies), MS, MFA, PhD Jacquelyn Morie (All These Worlds), Katharina Tillmanns (Games 4 Change Europe) Moderated by Don Levy, Founder, Smith Brook Farm

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FMX 2015 // Isolation v Community: Ethics & Transgression in Mediated Society

May 5, 2015, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haus der Wirtschaft, Meidinger-Saal,
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
Stuttgart, 70174 Germany
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We have inherited a collection of extremely dystopian visions from Snowcrash, the Matrix, Total Recall, and others. Immersive technologies can be isolating, and can override our sense of the real world. But these technologies can also bring us together, and expand our perceptions. What is the future of truth and politics in a digitally mediated world? Panelists: Ken Perlin (NYU), Juan DiazB (Gatoencerrado films), Inga von Staden (Filmakademie), Katharina Tillmanns (Games 4 Change Europe)

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Edutain Me! Kulturelle Bildung und Gamification

May 7, 2015, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Württembergischen Kunstverein,
Schloßplatz 2
Stuttgart,, 70173 Germany
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Edutain Me! ist eine initiative der GameZone auf dem ITFS in Zusammenarbeit mit der Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich schwerpunktmäßig an Verantwortungsträger und Multiplikatoren der LFK-Gremien des Landeselternbeirats und ähnliche Einrichtungen. Ziel soll es sein die lokale Spielebranche zu fördern.

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FMX 2015 // Women in Visual Arts: Panel discussion

May 8, 2015, 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Haus der Wirtschaft, Karl-König-Halle,
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
Stuttgart, 70174 Equatorial Guinea
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Panelists: Victoria Alonso (Marvel), Diana Arellano (Filmakademie), Andrea Block (LUXX), Simone Kraus (Trixter), Katharina Tillmanns (Games 4 Change Europe)

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::gamejam::ps:: // Social Impact Games

May 31, 2015
Franco-German Cultural Center Ramallah,
Al Salam Street, Behind Rukab (Main) Street.
Ramallah,
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Lecture & Workshop with Simon Bachelier, Katharina Tillmanns The project ::gamejam::ps:: focuses on video games from a cul tural and technical aspect. The project will be the first of its kind in Palestine with the aim to provide professional, educational and entertaining approch to the cration of video games.

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June 2015
Free

Games for Change Europe Festival

June 15, 2015, 9:00 am - June 16, 2015, 7:00 pm
Musée du CNAM,
292, Rue St. Martin
Paris, France
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With Games for Change Europe, we will be hosting two jam-packed days about the technology, art and science of Impact Games. For the first time in the history of Games for Change, games aimed at social impact are not only considered important cultural artifacts but also prove commercial success. With acclaimed titles like Valiant Hearts (Ubisoft), Never Alone(E-Line Media) and This War of Mine (11bit Studios) and Papers, Please! (Lucas Pope), hundreds of thousands of players around the globe have…

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July 2015

Europeana Creative Culture Jam

July 9, 2015 - September 10, 2015
Austrian National Library,
Josefsplatz 1
Vienna, 1015
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Cultural Heritage at Play: Co-creation, business and audiences

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August 2015
Free

Notgames Fest

August 2, 2015, 2:00 pm - August 8, 2015, 8:00 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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The NOTGAMES FEST is returning to Cologne this summer with an exquisite selection of extraordinary interactive works of art. Become part of the 7-days exhibition from Augsut 2-8, submit your game, come play and celebrate with us at the Vernissage in our brand new location near the Cologne trade fair. The NOTGAMES FEST is an alternative games program to the mainstream events in Cologne taking place mid-August. The event is highly inspired by the NOTGAMES idea of Belgian interactive artists…

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October 2015
Free

LOVE TRANSMEDIA // The political videogame: a committed approach (panel)

October 1, 2015, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Gaîté Lyrique,
3 bis rue Papin
Paris, 75003 France
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Although videogames are primarily products of the entertainment industry, over the last few years, they have come to convey political messages in the same way as movies and television. We are witnessing the emergence of “independent games” dealing with such “serious” subjects as ecology, civics and cybersecurity. In the paradoxical context of “gamization” of society, how do videogames manage their social role differently than other media? What is their world view? Panel moderated by Olivier Mauco (Games in Society) In…

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November 2015

Clash of Realities – International Conference on the Art, Technology and Theory of Digital Games

November 3, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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I am co-curator of The Beyond Reality! – New Perspectives in Game Development Summit, host of the Social Design Roundtable and host of the Main Conference Day. http://www.clashofrealities.com/

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beware the white room – video games on public (dis)play // Computerspiel | Spiel | Kulturen

November 27, 2015, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Museum für Angewandte Kunst

In this session, Katharina Tillmanns, festival director and co-curator of The Notgames Fest trilogy (2011-2015) will share her thoughts on how to present games in a public context.

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April 2016

Workshop: Experimental Game Design // Partner Event AMaze Festival

April 18, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Urban Spree,
Berlin,
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I´m lucky to be one of the mentors in CGL´s infamous Experimental Game Development Workshop in cooperation with AMaze Festival and ZHDK. This year we will bring 6 happy CGL students to participate in the 5 day workshop who will have the chance to develop experimental games on the verge between digital and physical space with fellow students from ZHDK´s Design department and Ernst Busch Scenography School. Presentation of the projects will be during the AMaze Festival in Berlin.

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Blending Realities – Immersion.Disruption.Transformation. // FMX conference

April 26, 2016, 1:00 am - 1:30 pm
Haus der Wirtschaft (Bertha Benz Saal),
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
Stuttgart, 70174
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Presenting an array of VR experiences this session will introduce a design thinking methodology for the use of VR in the context of designing for impact. (Opening presentation of the Games for Change Europe track)

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May 2016

Alternative Now – Computerspiele zwischen Unterhaltung, Lernen und Kunst.// »ART & GAMES« GAMING CONFERENCE

May 14, 2016, 3:00 am - 4:00 pm
Max Ernst Museum des LVR,
Brühl,
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Games & Politics Panel: Exclusion or Access in “SPENT” // EYE European Youth Event

May 21, 2016, 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
European Parliament,
Strasbourg, France
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The panel consisting of a game designer, a game researcher, a young activist and a member of the European Parliament will investigate the potential of games to inspire individual and societal modes of change as a prerequisite for bottom up legislative actions.

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Activist Games (Keynote) // EYE – European Youth Event

May 21, 2016, 5:00 pm
European Parliament,
Strasbourg, France
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As part of the award ceremony of the YOUROPE Game Challenge, that is organized by our team at Games for Change Europe, the European Parliament and ARTE creative, my keynote will address the exciting possibilities for games as activist tools and artistic interventions.

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October 2016
EUR20 - EUR29

Virtuelle Realität – Letztes Medium Oder Doch Nur Spielzeug // Zündfunk Netzkongress

October 15, 2016, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Münchener Volkstheater,
Münchner Volkstheater, Brienner Straße 50,
München, 80333 Germany
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Wird der Durchbruch von VR jetzt endlich kommen? Wird VR das letzte Medium sein, in dem alle anderen aufgehen? Kann es uns zu besseren Menschen machen oder wird es nur ein teures Gaming-Accessoire?

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November 2016

Radical & Serious Games // Next Level Festival for Games

November 4, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf,
Düsseldorf,
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Die dreiteilige Session zum Thema Radical & Serious Games beleuchtet umfassend aus wirtschaftlichen, pädagogischen, kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Perspektiven den Stand der Dinge. 14:00 Uhr − Vortrag zum Überblick über das Thema 14:15 Uhr − Battle Combat 14:35 Uhr − Panel People: Judith Ackermann, FH Potsdam Christian Huberts, Kulturwissenschaftler Manouchehr Shamsrizi, politischer Philosoph und Soziologe Katharina Tillmanns, TH Köln Thorsten Unger, GAME Bundesverband Moderation: Max. v. Malotki, WDR

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April 2017
Free

Introduction to Mixed Realities (Seminar, TH Koeln)

April 11, 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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The 3-session seminar “Introduction to Mixed Realities” is part of the MANDATORY CORE ELECTIVE MODULE 3.2 – GAME DESIGN, BA Digital Games / Semester 6 (open to CGL students and faculty only) Course Description The course will introduce students to the specific challenges when designing for mixed reality. Aside from forming definitions and terminologies, students will analyse existing games in regard to their specifics in the reality-virtuality-continuum. In two practical units the class will observe and document a predefined location…

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Free

Introduction to Mixed Realities (Seminar, TH Koeln)

April 18, 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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The 3-session seminar “Introduction to Mixed Realities” is part of the MANDATORY CORE ELECTIVE MODULE 3.2 – GAME DESIGN, BA Digital Games / Semester 6 (Tillmanns / Johann) (open to CGL students and faculty only) Course Description The course will introduce students to the specific challenges when designing for mixed reality. Aside from forming definitions and terminologies, students will analyse existing games in regard to their specifics in the reality-virtuality-continuum. In two practical units the class will observe and document…

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May 2017
Free

Introduction to Mixed Realities (Seminar, TH Koeln)

May 2, 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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The 3-session seminar “Introduction to Mixed Realities” is part of the MANDATORY CORE ELECTIVE MODULE 3.2 – GAME DESIGN, BA Digital Games / Semester 6 (Tillmanns / Johann) (open to CGL students and faculty only) Course Description The course will introduce students to the specific challenges when designing for mixed reality. Aside from forming definitions and terminologies, students will analyse existing games in regard to their specifics in the reality-virtuality-continuum. In two practical units the class will observe and document…

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June 2017

Die Entfesselung des Blickregimes: Von der statischen Kamera zu 360° Videos (1) (Seminar, ifs)

June 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ifs – internationale filmschule,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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Das dreiteilige Seminar ist eines von vier Wahlpflicht-Vertiefungskursen im Rahmen des Moduls “Audiovisuelle Kunst & Kommunikation in der digitalen Epoche” im Fachbereich Comparative Media Studies an der ifs internationale filmschule. Mit einem Schwerpunkt auf dokumentarisches Erzählen analysiert der Kurs berühmte Szenen aus der Filmgeschichte und diskutiert ästhetische und technologische Entscheidungen vor dem Hintergrund der maßgeblichen Rolle des Filmemachers in der Darstellung von Realität und Wahrheit. Neben einer systematischen Auseinandersetzung mit dokumentarischen Erzählmustern in traditionell screenbasierten AV-Medien, richtet der Kurs ein…

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Die Entfesselung des Blickregimes: Von der statischen Kamera zu 360° Videos (2) (Seminar, ifs)

June 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ifs – internationale filmschule,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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Das dreiteilige Seminar ist eines von vier Wahlpflicht-Vertiefungskursen im Rahmen des Moduls “Audiovisuelle Kunst & Kommunikation in der digitalen Epoche” im Fachbereich Comparative Media Studies an der ifs internationale filmschule. Mit einem Schwerpunkt auf dokumentarisches Erzählen analysiert der Kurs berühmte Szenen aus der Filmgeschichte und diskutiert ästhetische und technologische Entscheidungen vor dem Hintergrund der maßgeblichen Rolle des Filmemachers in der Darstellung von Realität und Wahrheit. Neben einer systematischen Auseinandersetzung mit dokumentarischen Erzählmustern in traditionell screenbasierten AV-Medien, richtet der Kurs ein…

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Die Entfesselung des Blickregimes: Von der statischen Kamera zu 360° Videos (3) (Seminar, ifs)

June 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ifs – internationale filmschule,
Schanzenstr. 28
Koeln, 51063 Germany
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Das dreiteilige Seminar ist eines von vier Wahlpflicht-Vertiefungskursen im Rahmen des Moduls “Audiovisuelle Kunst & Kommunikation in der digitalen Epoche” im Fachbereich Comparative Media Studies an der ifs internationale filmschule. Mit einem Schwerpunkt auf dokumentarisches Erzählen analysiert der Kurs berühmte Szenen aus der Filmgeschichte und diskutiert ästhetische und technologische Entscheidungen vor dem Hintergrund der maßgeblichen Rolle des Filmemachers in der Darstellung von Realität und Wahrheit. Neben einer systematischen Auseinandersetzung mit dokumentarischen Erzählmustern in traditionell screenbasierten AV-Medien, richtet der Kurs ein…

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July 2017

Immersive Technologies at TH Köln // DIGILITY Conference & Expo

July 5 - July 6
Kölnmesse Congress Center North,
Cologne, Germany
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Joint Talk on Wednesday, July 5 10AM Featuring two of TH Köln´s flagship projects in the field of VR and AR, the talk will highlight challenges and opportunities in production and experience design. By introducing a system for capturing the material appearance of real surface that was developed at TH Köln, Arnulph Fuhrmann (Institut für Medien- und Phototechnik) will discuss the importance of realistic material appearance for immersive 3D product visualization. Katharina Tillmanns (Cologne Game Lab) will share design considerations…

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