The Future of Participation: Games, Storytelling, Music

Weekend Workshop
May 8, 6:00p – 9:00p Concept Car
May 9 & 10, 9:00a – 6:00p Studio 2
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In this intensive 2.5 day pop-up course, students will gain insights on designing for participatory experience, while working alongside professional mentors to develop projects that will be implemented as part of a live music event at The Tech Museum of Innovation on May 10.

The course will kick off with an evening of sharing from visiting artists and designers who work in the genres of games, interactive storytelling, immersive theater, and participatory art. Next, students and mentors will take part in a curated “game” that playfully structures their project constraints as they dive into a design challenge: re-imagining participation at live music events.

The course will culminate with the public installation, enactment, and engagement of students’ final projects, “design fictions” that may vary in format from games to immersive theatre to interactive art.

Teaching Team
Armando Kirwin, Film maker & Visual Effects
Jeff Watson, OCAD University
Maryanna Rogers, The Tech

Enrollment limited to 12-16 graduate and undergraduate students. Applications close April 14 at 11:59pm. Apply here: