With Matt Bethancourt

July 8 - 12, 2019

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This hands-on immersive workshop introduces participants to the iterative design process of making games. We will explore a variety of analog and digital tools for making, as well as introduce language and ideas to help refine our game concepts and analyze and critique existing games. 

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop expects no previous game-making experience, but if participants would like to focus on digital games, some prior programming experience could be beneficial.

What should participants bring?
Please bring a laptop and a notebook.

About the Instructor
Matthew Bethancourt develops experimental games and interactions that explore the limits of what a game can be and how games create opportunities for reflection. Much of his work invites people to do silly or mundane things, which point to deeper themes and often pose unanswered questions. In his work at the Whaaat?! Lab, Matt works closely with participants to create and launch their own games. The Whaaat!? Festival is an annual event open to students and the public that highlights games and experimental interactions. 

He has taught audio production, sound synthesis, sound design, game design and development, web design, physical computing and installation/performance with Max/MSP. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in design and technology from Parsons School for Design.


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