This year’s annual one-day conference “Parallel Worlds” deals with the visual design of virtual worlds and attendant aspects of video game culture. For a third time, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is bringing together for one day designers, artists, developers, and other professionals from the video game scene. Game designers as well as experts on escape rooms and amusement rides will be on site to talk about “Videogame Design and Culture”.
Parallel Worlds: Videogame Design and Culture
Extrovert Interior: Publicness and the Contemporary Museum
At the end of January 2019, the ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in Berlin will be hosting a symposium to discuss the role of museum practice in public spaces in urban and rural areas. Expanding a museum’s field of activity from public space to the provider of public programmes, creates an opportunity for a museum to play an active part in the democratisation of discourse and knowledge. The symposium will pose questions about the resulting consequences for the architecture of a museum.
3D Medical Printing Conference
3D printing is opening up completely new manufacturing possibilities for many industries – including medical manufacturing processes. Surgeons, pharmacists, dentists, and biomedical engineers are already working with prostheses and applications from 3D printers. Nevertheless, according to the organisers, there is a lack of specialist personnel and suitable materials to further advance the technology. This conference offers a platform where information, research interests and results, skills, and resources can be exchanged and networked into new projects. With a total of four topics per day, the speakers from the areas of medicine, research, the creative industry, and business will give a detailed overview of the current status quo and possible visions for the future.
Included in Interaction 19 is a range of events spanning a whole week. The Interaction Design Education Summit is dedicated to teaching within the discipline and invites experts from academia, industry, the public sector, and also students to participate in the debate by being involved in lectures and workshops. Over 100 international students from the field will be competing with their projects in the Student Design Charette, and leaders of local groups within the Interaction Design Association community will meet to exchange ideas at the Local Leaders Retreat. The Interaction Awards will also be presented, which have been awarded annually since 2012 to creative individuals whose work demonstrates how interaction design can improve people’s lives.