Dust or Magic Details

TCNJ IMM Dust or Magic Visitor Instructions

The entire agenda is http://dustormagic.com/institute/agenda/

If you’d like to crash any of the talks, please feel free. Just slip in the back but let Megan know if possible. You can email her at megan@childrenstech.com.

You might especially enjoy Jesse Schell’s talk tonight. He’s a rather special individual.


8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

8:30 Dust or Magic Talk Series  (20 minutes each; a great mind attacks a timely topic of choice and we make a video for the world to see).  Note that the speaker order and topics may change, and we may do demos between talks. Speakers always get final approval before talks are posted.

PLEASE FILE INTO THE BACK OF THE ROOM AND TAKE ANY AVAILABLE SEAT (but don't sit in any seat with a name plate).  You're welcome to ask questions and participate, but please introduce yourself as an TCNJ IMM Senior Thesis student.


Barbara Chamberlin; Barbara Chamberlin runs the Learning Games Lab at NMSU, where they develop educational games for kids and adults, on a wide range of topics. (Math? Yep! Cooking in Chinese food restaurnts? Yep! Riding an ATV? Yep!) Her research and expertise also includes user testing. At home, she has another type of media testing lab in her two young children. For more info on how the Lab works with kids, conducts user testing, or to see some of their products, visit learninggameslab.org and mathsnacks.org. Be sure to share examples of great products with Barb if you share her passion for math, science or financial literacy education.

Mark Schlichting, CEO Noodleworks. Animation Tricks and Character Design Short Cuts: Creative tips on efficient animation design for children’s products: This is very quick look at what works, both in terms of what kids like and minimizing character animation expense. Along with animated examples it would include tips for getting around using Walk Cycles, tricks for simplifying Lip-Synch, and the power of movement (to show it’s Alive) and eyeballs (to give anything personality).

Chris Byrne WTF ??? It’s Not What You Think it Means

Kate Highfield, Prof from AU

Drew Davidson: Director of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the Founding Editor of ETC Press and its Well Played series. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories across texts, comics, games and other media. Drew helped create the Sandbox Symposium, an ACM SIGGRAPH conference on video games and served on the IGDA Education SIG. He serves on many advisory, editorial and review boards as well as judge and jury panels.


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