The department of Game Design at Uppsala University, campus Gotland
Category: Guest Lectures
We use our ever-growing network to lure speakers from the game- & movie industry, academia and independent scene to the island. Unfortunately we’re very poor with keeping this category up to date; including the Gotland Game Conference we average 1 guest lecture every 14th day! Some of these are recorded – check the youtube channel. If you wish to speak with Sweden’s strongest game design students (or their staff), contact Ulf!
Time and day: 13:00- 14:00 on 25th (Fri) ,Oct Place: E22
Fujitsu Laboratories has engaged in research and development on media processing technologies for many years. The research fields include image processing, image recognition, graphics,CODEC, audio processing, speech and language processing.
The businesses with their research outcomes have been successful. In this presentation, some of recent activities on media processing are introduced.
CV of Masami Mizutani
He received his B.S. and M.S. in electronics engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1994 respectively. He joined in Fujitsu Laboratories LTD. and has engaged in R&D on
multimedia system, image processing and image recognition. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in NYC from 2003 to 2004.
He is now a research manager and conducts R&D on image processing on visual assistance for vehicle drivers.
In December they’ll release their newest title. A consumer-friendly serious game for the Wii with (optional) custom made controllers. How is this a serious game?
The skills required for mastery of this game overlaps entirely with the skills required to perform laparoscopic surgery.
Just to be clear: the game has *nothing* to do with surgery, but surgeons playing this game (with the custom controller) become demonstrably better at performing real world keyhole surgery. Throughout development Grendel Games have been collaborating with hospitals in the Netherlands, to validate the design and effect of the game and hardware. Absotively awesome!
Jan-Jaap has been on Gotland before, serving as a juror at Gotland Game Conference. But it was the first time we got to meet Tim. We’re currently looking in to ways for GAME and Grendel to collaborate further – internships for our students and most likely a few research projects are in the dreampipeline.
Wednesday, 17/10, 09.00, E22 we’ll be invaded by the mad scientists from Grendel Games. They’ll be showing their laparoscopy training game. And who knows, we might have to put a “volunteer” under the knife.
So, to sum it up:
Wednesday, 03/10, 13.00, E22
Wednesday, 10/10, 13.00, D20
Thursday, 11/10, 13.00, E22
Wednesday, 17/10, 09.00, E22
Josef Falkensköld – the one man freakshow band behind the Swedish metal wonder. The diabolic architect of the dance-band renaissance during the 21th century. The fifth member of ABBA.
A self employed composer and sound designer for various media, when he’s not busy touring the world with the Rolling stones he’s making noise for a variety of different gaming companies. And making money in the process…
Today however, he visited GAME to talk to our students about music and sound effects in games. Mucho cool.
Next week we’ll try and visit the students in the dungeons their offices. Stay tuned!