TEDxPhoenix - Brenda Brathwaite - Games for a Change
- About Brenda Brathwaite -Brenda Brathwaite is an awarding-winning game designer, artist, writer and game developer who entered the video game industry in 1981 at the age of 15. She was named Woman of the Year by Charisma+2 Magazine in 2010, named one of the top 20 most influential women in the game industry by Gamasutra.com in 2008, and one of the 100 most influential women in the game industry by Next Generation magazine in 2007. Nerve magazine also called her one of the the 50 artists, actors, authors, activists and icons who are making the world a more stimulating place.In her TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 talk, Brenda takes us through her life as a game designer and what it means to design games that can truly teach us culture, and change our perceptions about the events that have molded our society.Website: http://bbrathwaite.wordpress.com/On Twitter: http://twitter.com/br- About TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 -The theme for TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 was "_______ for a Change" and featured speakers from around the US who are exploring unique ideas that have brought about unexpected, interesting, and positive changes. Five hundred people from all over Arizona and the western US gathered at the Mesa Arts Center for an evening of thought provoking and entertaining talks. The opening title (http://vimeo.com/31961584) and speaker video intros were created under the design and direction of TEDxPhoenix Art Director, Safwat Saleem (@safwat). Motion graphics and animation provided by TEDxPhoenix volunteer Qa'ed Tung (@qaedtung).Video editing of this TEDxPhoenix TEDxTalk was done by UAT Digital Video Program Champion, Professor Paul DeNigris (@UATDV).Filming of TEDxPhoenix 2011 was conducted by UAT Digital Video students Dylan White, Kennedy Gray, Ty Bitterolf, Nic Vereen, Neil Sparks, and Annie Winn. Additional guidance and assistance was provided by UATDV Associate Professor, Todd Schoenberger, and UATDV Teaching Assistant, Jared Oppie.- About TEDx -In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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