The Grassroots Game Conference
Saturday April 28th, 1-3PM
At the Gershwin Y, Broad & Pine St
A conversation about making games that rely on being in physical locations to advance gameplay.
Thanks to the presence of an active civic-hacking community and Azavea, a leader in applications employing geographic data, Philadelphia is a center for geo-data applications. Opportunities for games in this area are enhanced by the Apps and Maps initiative in North Philadelphia.
- Mark Head, Developer Evangelist at Voxeo Labs, and an active advocate for open government data and civic hacking events.
- Tamara Manik-Perlman, GIS Analyst and Project Manager at Azavea, extensive experience in user experience design and geospatial analysis and project manager on a citizen science and education game being developed with support from the National Science Foundation.
- Michelle Masucci, Chair of Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies and co-principal investigator of Apps and Maps.
- Mimi Sheller, Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy and Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, who works on mobile technologies, mobile gaming and mobile art in relation to urban public space.