9:30 am, 10:30 am, Tuesday, Feb. 22
De Anza College, Admin 109, Administration Building* (center of campus)
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA (map)
Noted game developer Susana Ruiz and Take Action Games (TAG) create games as Finding Zoe, Darfur is Dying, and In the Balance, an ongoing trans-media project. TAG is also wrapping up a quiz-based game for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
Ruiz and TAG worked with Toronto’s METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) to create Finding Zoe. METRAC was interested in a game for youth, ages 8-14, addressing abusive dating relationships and gender stereotyping. TAG specializes in casual games for change, addressing social/political content, traversing the intersections of computational art, narrative, journalism, activism, ethics, history and documentary. Questions and discussion to follow.
Co-sponsors: Euphrat Museum of Art, CADRE Laboratory for New Media, De Anza College Sociology Department, Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations, De Anza Associated Student Body, Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts Grants, Arts Council Silicon Valley
*Possible Room Change (updates)