This page features Keynote slides, video, and photographic documentation from the Living Games Conference in Austin, TX from May 19-22, 2016. Living Games is devoted to the academic and practical study of larp in all its forms.
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FRIDAY, May 20, 2016
Keynotes 2: Innovation
Moderated by: Lizzie Stark and Emily Care Boss
Jason Morningstar, “From Tabletop to Larp and Vice Versa: Designing with Cross-Pollination in Mind”
Tools and techniques that are second-nature in the tabletop roleplaying space often port seamlessly to live action games. Shamelessly stealing from other styles of play can be rewarding, leading to new insights and new audiences.
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Moyra Turkington, “Beyond Representation: Exploring Political Opportunity in Larp”
Representation is critical to fostering diversity in larp communities, but the conversation all too often ends on simply getting people to the game. How are we approaching representation, how can we extend our projects beyond simple representation, and what does the next level look like? In this keynote, Moyra Turkington explores these ideas by reviewing the goals, successes, and failures of the War Birds project – a published anthology of chamber larps about women in World War II.
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Eirik Fatland, “Cultures by Design”
How small nudges can shape the cultures we play, and why that matters.