Toronto Media Arts Centre

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Dames Making Games

Writing Dialogue For Games

2019-05-29T18:00:00.000-04:00 2019-05-29T21:30:00.000-04:00 **Interested in the function of dialogue in games? Want to craft more effective dialogue in your interactive projects? Curious about what it takes to prepare to engage voice actors?** In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of writing dialogue specifically for games. We will focus on different types of dialogue (ambient, interactive i.e. branching), the function of each, and examples of how to successfully craft purposeful and effective dialogue for your games. We will also delve into thinking about writing for voice actors (or not!), and how to craft usable documents for your team members (or for your own records). You do not need to be a writer to attend! This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in how dialogue functions in a game and how to get the most out of including dialogue in your game. Instructor: Kaitlin Tremblay Kaitlin is a narrative designer at Ubisoft Toronto, and was the lead writer on the narrative-driven game A Mortician’s Tale (Laundry Bear). They are the author of the book analyzing storytelling in the Borderlands franchise Ain’t No Place For A Hero: Borderlands (ECW Press, 2017). They’ve worked on many different games, including indie, mobile, VR, escape games, massively multiplayer ARGs, experimental, and AAA. Kaitlin is a co-director of DMG. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1556731737-maxresdefault.jpg CONFIRMED
May 29, 6:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
Aura Freedom International

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

2019-05-29T19:00:00.000-04:00 2019-05-29T22:00:00.000-04:00 An event to raise awareness of gender-based violence and human trafficking in Toronto through art, music, culture and food. What to expect: * Art & Music * Food & Wine * Social Justice and Gender Equality * Inspiring Torontonians making a difference "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" is a free experiential learning event to raise awareness of the root causes of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and honour survivors and their family members. The event will explore how marginalized communities in Toronto (women and girls; Indigenous, Black and LGBTQ2S youth; Newcomers, etc.) are more vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation and how communities can empower each other to break the cycle. Guests will also learn how Aura Freedom's Peer Prevention Project is addressing these issues. The interactive event will use art and music to communicate powerful messages to attendees and will be run by our youth team who have various lived experience. Survivors of sexual exploitation/human trafficking will be honoured at the event by their peers, raising awareness of just how prevalent exploitation is and creating community solidarity. Attendees will also learn what services are available to them in Toronto through our community partners and where/how they can safely seek help for situations of sexual violence/exploitation. *Supported by the Department of Justice Canada* https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1540408014-prism.png CONFIRMED
May 29, 7:00 PM
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON
VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World

VRTO 2019

2019-06-01T10:00:00.000-04:00 2019-06-03T19:00:00.000-04:00 This year VRTO will feel like a mastermind symposium for the leaders and new stars to this powerful new medium. A recalibration after the 5 year wave unlike any other VR or AR conference. Does this mean we will launch banana splits out of a cannon? Probably not. But hey, you never know... VRTO - Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference is a unique forum for philosophers, ontologists, creators, technologists, distributors and investors to come together under one roof and work towards developing a framework and process to contend with the insane pace of today’s technology. From media moguls to psychedelic researchers, from Stanford academics to Brooklyn social activists, VRTO introduces the media veterans to the fresh new minds and creates an environment where new pathways can be forged. These are the conversations you won't find anywhere else! Here's just a very early sneak peek at #VRTO2019 speakers (subject to change and some big announcements to follow): - Tipatat Chennavasin (The VR Fund) - Amelia Winger Bearskin (Studio Amelia) - Richard LeMarchand (USC Games, Naughty Dog Studios) - J Lee Williams (Occupied VR) - Laura Mingail (eOne Entertainment/Secret Location) - Lee Vermeulen (Alientrap Games) - Brave Williams (Husson University, New England) - Kent Bye (host of the Voices of VR Podcast) - Ian Kelso (Impossible Things - award-winning artistic AR developers) For more information about the show check out the website. https://www.datocms-assets.com/5128/1553734300-2019-03-2720-51-24.png CONFIRMED
June 1–3
Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto
ON

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