Abertay University to Host Games Talks Ahead of V&A Exhibit Launch

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A series of public lectures will be hosted at Abertay in celebration of the exhibition launch, opening with a talk from Creative Assembly developer Douglas Pennant.

Abertay University is set to host a series of free talks about gaming ahead of the launch of the V&A Dundee’s new videogames exhibition this week.

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, will open to the public on Saturday 20th April and explore the creative process behind a number of game titles; showcasing concept art and providing engaging interactive experiences.

The exhibition focuses on videogames designed and developed since the mid-2000s when major technological advancements transformed the way games are designed, discussed and played.

A series of public lectures will be hosted at Abertay in celebration of the exhibition launch, opening with a talk from Creative Assembly developer Douglas Pennant.

Pennant, who has worked on popular titles such as Alien: Isolation and Halo Wars 2, will discuss his experiences as a colour-blind gamer and developer in his talk, Solving an Invisible Problem: Designing for Colour-Blindness in Games.

Other notable talks include a lecture from Marie Foulston, Lead Curator of V&A Dundee’s new headline exhibition, and Research Curator Kristian Volsing.

#Musgaming3 & Knuckles will close the one-day event with a discussion on the history of videogames exhibitions.

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Claire Brennan, Curator and Lecturer in Visual Arts Practice at Abertay, commented: “With the launch of Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, gaming will surely be the topic of discussion in Dundee this weekend and throughout the summer.

“As the top-ranked university for videogames in Europe, we’re delighted to be able to be contributing to the conversation with a series of high-quality speakers.”

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt is just one of the exciting exhibitions scheduled for 2019, with the next programme, Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine, examining the global robotics boom.

This exhibition is described as a “ground-breaking” glimpse into the way in which robotics is changing the world we live in – focusing on how popular culture has shaped the human perception of robots, how the technology has impacted industry and the increasingly blurred boundaries between human and machine.

Recommended: Robots & Videogames: V&A Dundee Announces 2019 Exhibitions



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