Educator, artist, professional game designer and mother, Heather Logas came on to Gamers on Game March 19, 2012 to talk about her art and practice and how that relates to her game design and developing practice. She is currently completing her MFA in Digital Arts and New Media at UC Santa Cruz.
Heather will be presenting Game/Reality Workshops at the DANM MFA show: I’ve Got Something on Your Mind, Project Nubby — a commercial game for Sony Playstation Home due out this year.
Here’s the video of our interview:
Game/Reality Workshops is a series of live art game making events inspired in part by the playful participatory works of Fluxus artists and the New Games movement. The work presented at the show is one facet of the Gaming Reality Project, another part of which is a longer-term experimental game design event at UCSC. Games reflect and reinforce narratives of reality which are then passed on to their players. The Gaming Reality Project is an art initiative which empowers communities to envision new realities for themselves through game creation and play.
This year’s UCSC DANM MFA Exhibition, I’ve Got Something On Your Mind, is happening April 28-29 and May 3-6 with the reception, Friday, May 4, 5:30 – 8:30PM. The Gallery is open from 10AM – 4PM and located at The Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), off Meyer Drive near the Music Recital Hall and Theater Arts on West Campus.
To hear our Gamers on Game broadcast, click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/gog31912.mp3″ title=”Heather Logas” graphical=”true”]