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    [May 26th, 2012]

    Machinima in Cambridge on June 11

    Posted by Michael

    My old alma mater is staging a roundtable on Machinima and I really regret that I cannot go. Given that there is also Moviestorm nearby, it might be a stimulating event. Here is their round up:

    • Jenna Ng (facilitator), Newton Trust/Leverhulme Early Career, CRASSH ) University of Cambridge
    • William Brown, Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, London
    • Sarah Higley, Professor of English at the University of Rochester, NY
    • Lev Manovich, Professor in the Visual Arts Department, University of California – San Diego (via Skype).

    The organizer, Jenna Ng, is working on her Understanding Machinima book, where Ali Mazalek, Paul Clifton, and myself have a chapter on digital puppetry. In addition, one of the speakers, Lev Manovich, has a chapter in Henry’s and mine book. There you go: the academic circles are rotating around the topic.
    Meanwhile and outside the ivory tower: SLActions will have a machinima section and rumors have it that Google wants to invest in machinima.

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