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Video Game-making Workshop
Facilitated by Player 2 (Diana Poulsen and Matt Sparling)

Sunday March 20
1-5pm
355 Clarence Street

30$ / 20$ for students and LOMAA members
To register please email lomaa.vaprogram@gmail.com
(payment can be made in cash at event or online https://www.lomaa.ca/store/p39/Video_Game-making_Workshop.html)

LOMAA’s Visiting Artist Program is excited to host the first of three curated exhbitions. Player 2, the curating duo of Diana Poulsen and Matt Sparling, will present an afternoon video game-making workshop. In addition, the duo will be presenting an interactive evening featuring video game art by Rokashi Edwards, Soha Kareem and Kaitlin Tremblay. For more information on this event please follow the link below for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545805075717059/

For this workshop you will learn how to make a text based videogame in Twine. Player 2 will teach you the basics of game design, writing, and programming to make your very own game. No programming skills required. Player 2 will show you how to ‘borrow’ code from other sources to grasp enough to get by with minimal to no programming skills. You need to bring a laptop (PC or Mac), with an internet connection. You should download Twine, free of charge, before the workshop –

http://twinery.org/

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Player 2 is the curating duo of Diana Poulsen and Matt Sparling. Their collaborative curatorial practice investigates gaming art and its ability to develop interactive environments. In particular, the vision of Player 2 is to explore games that stray from mainstream culture. Poulsen is an art historian and currently living in London ON where she teaches at Fanshawe College. Diana was a member of Team Vector which runs Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival. She holds a Masters degree in Art history from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA honours in visual arts (studio) from York University. Matt Sparling is an artist and photographer based in Hamilton, Ontario. Matt studied undergraduate art and art history at McMaster University, and subsequently completed his MFA in 2008 at the University of Western Ontario.

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Facilitator biographies:

Diana Poulsen is a partial load professor of Art History at Fanshawe College, factory worker, robot lover, artist who focuses on new media, videogames and healthcare in form of patient experience.

Matt Sparling is an artist, writer and video-game enthusiast walking five dogs in Hamilton, Ontario.

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LOMAA’s Visiting Artist Program is made possible through generous funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.

www.lomaa.ca