When: July 2nd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Where: Online conference «Interactive Experiences» at Ludicious X
Kirsten Lepore is an LA-based director and animator, and alumna of CalArts. Her recent viral hit «Hi Stranger» garnered upwards of 200 million views online, and her stop-motion episode of Adventure Time won a 2016 Emmy & Annie award. Her other films have taken top prizes at SXSW, Slamdance, and many other international festivals. She has worked with clients such as Google, MTV, Facebook, Mini Cooper, Toyota, Whole Foods, Nestle, and many more. Kirsten has given talks everywhere from Pixar to Portugal and has also been featured in Juxtapoz, Shots, and was named one of the 50 most creative people by Creativity Magazine. She is currently animation directing an indie feature film.
Kirsten's work is all about minimalism - sometimes you can communicate in the strongest way by distilling things down to their essence. Animators and designers also have absolute freedom to create characters and worlds outside the realm of traditional reality - this liberating (and sometimes daunting) prospect gives us the ability to stop people in their tracks by showing them something they've never seen or experienced before.
About the conference
Interactive Experiences. Playgrounds of Life
Last year’s conference discussed games as a playful reflection on society and examined the possibilities and challenges of implementing socially relevant topics in games. This year we want to shift the focus on us as human beings. We want to speak about animacy, embodiment, empathy and the creation of life in the context of games and playful environments. Which methods enable us to create something that feels alive, something we can emphasize with and which appears to have a vivid body and maybe even a soul? How can games as a highly interactive and playful medium enhance the illusion of life and how can they reflect on us and life itself?
A cooperation between Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival and the Subject Area in Game Design of Zurich University of the Arts