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Friday, April 27 • 13:40 - 14:10
Owen Harris: Working with Scientists

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Independent game developers and academic scientists make surprisingly good and symbiotic partners. Owen has two of these collaborations in progress right now. Deep, a mental health game controlled by breathing, and Theia, a virtual reality cancer lab. In this session we'll take a quick look at these two different projects and how they are structured. We will talk about what is wonderful about working with scientists and why you might consider it. Finally, we'll take a look at some of the challenges in communication between these two groups.

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Owen Harris

Owen Harris is a Game Designer, VR designer and lover of all things playful. When not working on DEEP, he designs games and VR experiences for the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK, Gambrinous and others. He has taught Game Design in DIT and  has spoken all over Ireland and Europe about games, virtual reality and on the intersection of health and playful experiences. He is a founder of... Read More →


Friday April 27, 2018 13:40 - 14:10
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