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4th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin -
April 22 to 24, 2015 – plus extra Family Day
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Thursday, April 23 • 12:00 - 14:00
Eric Jannot, Elaine Boström, Sabine Harrer: Social Justice Warriors for a better Gaming Culture FULL

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Games are now a widely acclaimed part of Art and global Culture. Still, many people not corresponding to the white male gamer nerd stereotype feel mis- and underrepresented as well as abused in Gaming Culture. This ignited a passionate discussion about what games and gaming could be and affirmed the perception of most game developers that an open minded and responsible game and game Development culture is needed: Game Culture as a safe place for everyone to work in and to interact with.

However there is still no Code of Conduct that clarifies how these set of values and ethics in work place, community management and the games themselves should look. The aim of the workshop is to produce a manifesto the workshop participants see as realistic and meaningful.

Participant requirements: None

Tools participants should bring: Pens, paper (will be provided if needed)

Intended audience: The workshop is intended for game industry professionals, journalists and political activists within gaming culture

Artists
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Elaine Boström

Elaine Boström is a formar board member of the gaming association Sverok and activist at the GameOverhate initiative.
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Sabine Harrer

Sabine Harrer is founding member of The Indie Bird Game Collective, her game “CuntTouchThis” can be played at A MAZE / Berlin 2015.
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Eric Jannot

Eric Jannot is Creative Director at the game developer waza, specialised in developing Games for Change.


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:00 - 14:00
Urban Spree Revaler Str. 99, Berlin

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