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90x90 Los Angeles:

Interactive Storytelling / Narrative in Games

By Ko Maruyama



Despite being unaffiliated with the annual SIGGRAPH conference, 90x90LA's calendar offers up an event date that seems to be aligned perfectly with the end of graphics conference in Los Angeles.  The 90x90LA series will host an event that focuses on how writers and designers create new spaces in both interactive and immersive gaming.

#90X90LA will run from July 5-October 1, 2017. The 90 events will be spread out between three historic Los Angeles neighborhoods: Little Tokyo, DTLA, and South Central LA. CIELO Galleries/Studios will host nearly half of the events. There will also be occasional and carefully selected events in other places around the city (such as a collaboration with Grand Performances on 7/30) and also satellite/joint events arranged with artists and organizers in other cities around the country (we have people in Portland, NYC, and Atlanta who have expressed interest).

This week, Los Angeles hosts SIGGRAPH (http://s2017.siggraph.org/) the world's largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community's latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry's current hardware, software, and services.

The technologies continue to push the limits of what's available to the audience.  With all of the new VR and AR developments showcased at this week's conference, the next discussion to have is about how narrative stories can be developed to take advantage of that. 

INTERACT: Panel Interactive Storytelling 
Saturday 8/5 @4PM

Location: Far East Lounge,  353 East 1st St., LA

Curated by Omowale Oniyide & Judeth Oden Choi (90x90LA)

It's time to think beyond the page! From immersive theater and escape rooms, to role playing and narrative games, to virtual and mixed reality, the future of storytelling is interactive and immersive!
We'll discuss how writers and designers approach writing interactive stories and building new story worlds.

Cat Manning, https://catacalypto.wordpress.com/
Laura Michet, http://lauramichet.com/
Omowale Oniyide
Paisley Smith, https://www.virtualrealitygrls.com/

Come with your questions about interactive storytelling and the creative process



Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.

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