• Apr
    27
    SoD Visiting Designer Talk: Narrative Design is the New Game Design 

    Open to public. Free admission.

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-designer-talk-narrative-design-is-the-new-game-design-tickets-33634566895

    The need for interactive narrative content is becoming increasingly obvious, through the easier accessibility to digital contents through mobile digital platforms, as well as the rapid growth of technologies for augmented, mixed and virtual reality. Games are the medium that has been designing participatory narratives for the longest time, having dealt with the challenges of integrating interaction and storytelling head-on, and game designers are still grappling with how to create engaging narrative experiences. The emerging discipline of narrative design provides us with a series of strategies that often defy both the tenets of traditional of storytelling as well as popular approaches to game design. In order to create new participatory content, we need to set aside misconceptions about the nature of both stories and games, and focus on the creation of worlds, the design of narrative systems, and the generation of spaces for digital performance.

    Clara Fern?ndez-Vara is a game scholar, designer and writer. Her main research interest is the study of narrative in games and how it can integrate with game design, focusing on adventure games. She is particularly interested in applying methods from textual analysis and performance studies to the study of video games and transmedia artifacts. Clara?s videogame work is grounded in the humanities, informed by her background in literature, film and theatre.

    Before joining the NYU Game Center, Clara spent six years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a researcher and game developer. She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. Clara has presented her work at various international academic and industry conferences, such as DiGRA, Foundations of Digital Games and the Game Developer?s Conference. She has worked on several experimental adventure games as part of her research, as well as commercial games. Her first book, Introduction to Game Analysis, has been published by Routledge.

    Matthew Weise is a game designer, writer, and co-founder of Fiction Control, a narrative design company. His work ranges from experimental games in academia to AAA. He worked at Harmonix Music Systems as narrative designer on Fantasia: Music Evolved, and more recently has freelanced as co-producer/designer on Transcendence: Origins for The Alchemists/Warner Bros. Before that, he was game design director of Singapore-MIT's GAMBIT Game Lab. His experimental art game, The Snowfield, received a nomination for the 2012 Independent Games Festival. His company is currently working on an unannounced independent narrative game project.

    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    14 E. Jackson, Lower Level Theater
  • Apr
    28
    CDM Colloquium - Real Estate Analytics 

    Enodo Score is a predictive analytics platform for real estate professionals. The platform offers a suite of products that provide users actionable intelligence to make more informed investment decisions. Utilizing a combination of proprietary technology and established data feeds, Enodo Score?s patent-pending machine learning algorithm delivers industry leading insight.

    Biography: As Cofounder and CTO of Enodo Score, Marc Rutzen directs the development and implementation of the platform, including front-end design and development, development of data sharing partnerships, beta testing, customer feedback and business development. Marc is a Licensed Managing Broker in the State of Illinois, and earned his Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    CDM 708
  • Apr
    28
    MSPA Event: Data Science at Hyatt 

    The Data Science team at Hyatt is part of a greater Analytics and Innovation team. Analytics supports large-scale data related projects throughout the company and Innovation tests new technologies at hotels. Within Analytics, data scientists at Hyatt support business needs focused on predictive modeling, with examples focusing on marketing spend and customer behavior.

    Danny Malter graduated from the M.S. Predictive Analytics program at DePaul in the Fall of 2017 and joined Hyatt as a data scientist in October. Current projects include modeling customer lifetime value and predicting how many room nights Hyatt loyalty members will book in the next 12 months. Prior to Hyatt, he worked at Cengage Learning as a data analyst.

    4:45 PM to 7:00 PM
    CDM 708
  • Apr
    28
    SoD Visiting Designer Workshop: Game Adaptation 

    Open to the public. Free admission, but seats are limited and you must have an Eventbrite RSVP to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-designer-workshop-game-adaptation-tickets-33635387349

    This workshop is an introduction to the basics of narrative design, and it is entirely non-digital. The workshop teaches specific strategies of game design for narrative games, focusing on world building and abstraction as key conceptual tools. Attendees will use the process of adaptation of a story into a game as a way to generate new types of game interactions, as well as creating engaging interactive narratives. Experience in game design is a plus but not compulsory.

    Clara Fern?ndez-Vara is a game scholar, designer and writer. Her main research interest is the study of narrative in games and how it can integrate with game design, focusing on adventure games. She is particularly interested in applying methods from textual analysis and performance studies to the study of video games and transmedia artifacts. Clara?s videogame work is grounded in the humanities, informed by her background in literature, film and theatre.

    Before joining the NYU Game Center, Clara spent six years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a researcher and game developer. She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. Clara has presented her work at various international academic and industry conferences, such as DiGRA, Foundations of Digital Games and the Game Developer?s Conference. She has worked on several experimental adventure games as part of her research, as well as commercial games. Her first book, Introduction to Game Analysis, has been published by Routledge.

    Matthew Weise is a game designer, writer, and co-founder of Fiction Control, a narrative design company. His work ranges from experimental games in academia to AAA. He worked at Harmonix Music Systems as narrative designer on Fantasia: Music Evolved, and more recently has freelanced as co-producer/designer on Transcendence: Origins for The Alchemists/Warner Bros. Before that, he was game design director of Singapore-MIT's GAMBIT Game Lab. His experimental art game, The Snowfield, received a nomination for the 2012 Independent Games Festival. His company is currently working on an unannounced independent narrative game project.

    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    14 E. Jackson, 507
  • May
    8
    CDM Graduate Preview Day 

    This is an opportunity for you to meet one on one with your admission officer to learn more about the application process, degree requirements, and ask questions about personal academic objectives!

    You can view a full list of our programs at CDM's website.

    9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    CDM Center, 243 South Wabash Ave., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60604
  • May
    8
    DeFrag - Ashley Ruhl Meetup! 

    Join us with our CDM alumni, Ashley Ruhl!

    'As a cinematic designer, Ruhl uses camera framing, scene staging, and character performance to create an emotional experience for the player in games like 'The Walking Dead', 'The Wolf Among Us', 'Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series', and 'Tales from Borderlands'. ' -- Forbes 30 Under 30

    Get free demo reel & portfolio advice! Learn about getting AND staying in the game industry! Cinematography with narrative design? We've got you covered!

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    CDM 924
  • May
    12
    BioMedical and Healthcare Informatics Workshop 

    We invite you to celebrate a CDM day of research by students, faculty, and practitioners! Please join us to learn about exciting research and its applications at the intersection of biomedicine, health and computer science. Some of the big questions our speakers will address are:

    Will medical systems learn how to save money by skipping expensive and unnecessary tests? Will radiologists be replaced by computer algorithms? Will neuroscientists one day be able to accurately map behavior to neural activity in the brain?

    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    CDM 708
  • May
    16
    CDM Graduate Information Session 

    The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University invites you to attend one of our upcoming Graduate Information Sessions.
    You can view a full list of our programs at CDM's website.

    Our Information Sessions offer the opportunity to visit campus, hear from faculty and current graduate students, and learn about the application process.

    To register, please visit CDM?s event page. For any questions about this event please call 312.362.8714.

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    CDM Center, 243 South Wabash Ave., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60604
  • May
    24
    CDM Graduate Online Information Session 

    The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University invites you to attend one of our upcoming online Graduate Information Sessions.

    You can view a full list of our programs at CDM's website.

    Our online Information Sessions offer the opportunity for those unable to come to campus to learn about the application process and CDM programs from a graduate Admission Officer.

    To register, please visit CDM?s event page. For any questions about this event please call 312.362.8714.

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Online
  • Jun
    1
    CDM Graduate Information Session 

    The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University invites you to attend one of our upcoming Graduate Information Sessions.

    You can view a full list of our programs at CDM's website.

    Our Information Sessions offer the opportunity to visit campus, hear from faculty and current graduate students, and learn about the application process.

    To register, please visit CDM?s event page. For any questions about this event please call 312.362.8714.

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    CDM Center, 243 South Wabash Ave., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60604
  • Jun
    11
    CDM Graduation Ceremony 

    Annual graduation ceremony for the College of Computing and Digital Media and the College of Communication.

    12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    TBD