Lunch talk: 10 tips on how (not) to write a full paper

On Wednesday, 4 April 2012, Wouter will be giving a little talk about what he learnt from writing a full paper. He will pass on knowledge from others, which he “wilfully ignored in my own process but now wholeheartedly support”, as well as share his own lessons.

Feel free to bring your own sandwich, sushi roll or lunch salad. (Good) coffee + tea will be provided.
Also feel free to bring in personal questions and challenges around paper writing that you’d like to discuss.
The facts:
Where: Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University, Building 9, level 1, room 27
When: Wednesday, 4-4-2012, 1pm–2pm
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Reading Group

This week’s Reading Group takes place on Thursday, 29 March 2012, at a new time-slot: 12.30-1.30. Rhys will be leading the discussion on the CHI paper “Practical, Appropriate, Empirically-Validated Guidelines for Designing Educational Games”. Lunch provided. Email Rhys if you don’t have access to the paper.

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Lunch Talk: 10 Tips on How (Not) to Write a Paper


On Wednesday (4-Apr-2012) Wouter from our lab will be giving a little talk about his learnings from writing a full paper with very little training in paper writing.

Feel free to bring your own sandwich, sushi roll or lunch salad. (Good) coffee + tea will be provided. Also feel free to bring in personal questions and challenges around paper writing that you’d like to discuss.

The facts:
Where: Building 9, Level 1, Room 27/32, RMIT City Campus
When: Wednesday, 4-Apr-2012, 1pm–2pm
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Harry talks about his experience at GDC (and SWSX)

Harry won a prestigious Spirit of Youth Australia award from Qantas to attend the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, USA and South by South West Interactive in Austin, USA. He will talk about his experiences and what he learned for his game design work in the Exertion Games Lab on Wed, 28th Mar 2012, from 1pm-2pm. Everyone welcome, bring your lunch!

 

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Chad interviewed

Chad gave a great interview today about the lab and his work on Exertion Games on public transport in response to Get Active month, you can read all about it here.

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Danielle received two awards today

Danielle from the Exertion Games Lab has been awarded a grant from the Copyright Agency Career Fund to attend CHI in Austin, Texas in May and her Doctoral Thesis, Swing That Thing : moving to move. The poetics of embodied engagement, has been awarded the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Mollie Holman Medal for best doctoral thesis. Congratulations!

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Publications at CHI

The CHI 2012 notification emails are out.
We are happy to announce that the following 8 papers came from authors from the Exertion Games Lab.
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ABC’s Catalyst TV crew shooting the Joggobot

Today the ABC’s Catalyst TV crew visited the Exertion Games Lab to shoot video footage of Joggobot, the flying robot that is a social companion for joggers.

Catalyst is a program that sees science as a dynamic force changing our world.” They were very engaged, and spent the entire day in the lab, shooting footage of how we developed the idea of Joggobot, people’s perceptions of the Joggobot on a running track (see picture) and tested it themselves in our gym.

Unfortunately Eberhard, the main creator behind Joggobot could not have been there, but we highlighted him many times!

 

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New poster for the lab

The Exertion Games Lab has a new poster! Thanks to Jonathan Marques and Tim Jeffs, who did a wonderful job. Josh, Chad and Harry already used it to display the many projects at the last conference they exhibited at.

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Eberhard is leaving XGL

Eberhard Graether has finished his 3-month internship with us at the XGL and will be heading back to Austria in a few days. In the short period he was here, he became an integral part of the ‘exertion gang’ and we will miss his witty and ever-critical attitude.

To commemorate his presence in this lab, we took this group photo last Friday, in poses not uncommon to the lab:
XGL team

We wish Eberhard all the best and hope he will keep on developing exciting game concepts, exertion-based or otherwise!

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RMIT Games Graduate Show 2011

Starting this Thursday, 17th November, the RMIT Games Graduate Show 2011 will feature the work of graduating students from Game Design, Digital Art and Games Graphics Programming. Held at the Exertion Games Lab the students will exhibit their year-long and single semester projects.
On display will be games spanning many platforms and genres from 2D mobile games to 3D multiplayer games. The work has been developed in a range of engines such as UDK, Unity and Torque 2D by small teams of students working in collaboration. We invite you to play and experience the future of the local games industry.
Venue: Exertion Games Lab
RMIT City Campus
Building 9, Level 1, Room 27
Bowen St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Open Dates: 17-20 November 2011, 10am-5pm
Launch Night: 17 November 2011, 7pm
We look forward to seeing you at the show!
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