Biome Collective & V&A Dundee Present

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Join us for day packed full with an amazing array of leading game designers and thinkers co-curated in partnership with V&A Dundee.

Saturday 18th May - 10AM-5PM

Coinciding with the latest V&A Dundee exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, the day will bring together a world-leading group of diverse designers and radical thinkers whose work covers the spectrum of game-making; from practical design, to soundscapes and future technologies, as well as exploring games as a cultural force.

Arcadia 2019 aims to unpack key stories from within the videogame design process –  from why certain aesthetic decisions are taken, to how sound and visuals are mapped into virtual spaces. This will follow sessions exploring the more experimental aspects and approaches within videogame culture and creation. From the physical games we play, to the collective and communal ways we choose to make them, we want to dive deep into the process of game making and celebrate those at the forefront of new ways of making and doing.

Arcadia will be followed by V&A Dundee Tay Late, co-curated by our friends We Throw Switches, where you will be invited to engage all types of physical game-making, with a host of arcades and playful experiences across the Museum. Tickets include access to the exhibition, as well as entry to the Tay Late!


Guest speakers & panellists

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A Zine Jam will be running in the learning studio throughout the day, where attendees are welcome to make and create based their own zines based on themes from the talks. This will be a quiet space where you are welcome to take a break at any point if you need to.

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