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Our first event – Serious games and health (part one)

Our first event – Serious games and health (part one)

Our first event at Lombroso 16 went incredibly good! We talked about serious games, gamification and many other important subjects concerning health and education. A special thanks goes to our guests from T-Union and Streamagazine who made this talk very interesting in a fun and participatory way. For example, one of the many questions dealt was about the game Angry Birds: is it really a teaser to teach our children the basic of physics? Are serious games a new way to have fun while learning important things? The debate was very rich and full of different points of views but…

Who said elderly people can’t benefit from videogames?

Who said elderly people can’t benefit from videogames?

Dr Stuart Smith is an NHMRC Career Development Award-Industry researcher with a particular interest in the application of technologies such as video games and the internet for home-based monitoring of health. “Video game solutions are a new way to engage older adults in balance-improving exercise,” he says. “Exercise is one of the cheapest falls prevention solutions available.” Since “Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths and hospitalisation in older adults “ Dr Stuart Smith worked on a modified version of the popular “Dance Dance Revolution” video game, featuring a special dance mat, which is already paving the way…

Happy Summer  and  see you in September!

Happy Summer and see you in September!

 Turin JamToday 2015- Health edition! CSP, T-Union and Treatabit are working for making #TJT2015  more engaging and funnier that the year before. This year the jammers are expected to work on games for healthier lifestyle, promoting  empowerment and resilience- Every kind of games is accepted board games, card games and of course digital games, also using sensors. Do you already have your winning idea for the game jam? For giving you some insights we prepared two events: 8 September  – Serious games and healthier lifestyle-  1  –  with : Alessandro Salute – T-Union  and Fran Masoero from Stream!  Magazine – chair Marco…

Let Jane McGonigal inspire us!

Let Jane McGonigal inspire us!

  Jane McGonigal is an American game designer who held a talk in 2012 in TED about how her life changed after a concussion that put her into bed, limiting her from doing simple activities such as running, reading, writing or even playing videogames. Instead of surrendering to this idea which pushed her to think about suicide and with the help of her husband and sister, she decided to “turn this into a game” and created a role-playing recovery game called Super Better: it is about adopting a secret identity, recruiting your allies, battle the bad guys and activate the…

New Game Designer 2015

New Game Designer 2015

PONG – Playlab fOr inNovation in Games is the laboratory of the Computer Science Department at the Università degli Studi di Milano and they mean to become  a cultural landmark for quality research on videogames, in the broadest sense of the term. PONG promote the 2015 edition of NEW GAME DESIGNER on July 2, thati is the event dedicated to video games promoted by the University of Milan, in collaboration with AESVI and Ubisoft, which involves actually more influential in the international gaming scene. The event is the opportunity to present the prototypes made by the students, through a competition between the University and the Polytechnic of Milan….

Game Happens 2015

Game Happens 2015

Game Happens! 2015 is a workshop and a networking event focusing on the future of games and on the economic growth of the video game industry in Italy. Villa Bombrini is welcoming this second edition themed Beyond the Screen. This edition focused on digital games that interacts with the external world, using different controllers, also human controllers.   Game Happens! 2015 took place on June 26th, 2015 at Villa Bombrini – Genova Cornigliano – The program Outerworld: main conference (h. 10-13), VR and wearable devices roundtable (h. 16-18) Innerworld: indie game showcase and mini talks (h. 14-20) I appreciated very much the…

Turin International Bookfair

Turin International Bookfair

I GIOCHI COME SPAZI DI POSSIBILITÀ – Lunedi 18 maggio ore 16.00 – Salone del Libro di Torino, Spazio BOOK The 28th International Book Fair will be held from Thursday 14th to Monday, May 18th 2015 at Lingotto Fiere (via Nizza 280, 10126 – Turin). It’s the main book fair in Italy with 1,400 exhibitors, 12,500 teachers, and 13,089 publishers, booksellers, librarians, agents, illustrators and translators came together at the Salone. The main theme of the International Book Fair 2015 is the Wonders of Italy.  A wealth of art, architecture, literature, music, language and landscape, that have all combined to form the…

Italian Scratch Festival 2015

Italian Scratch Festival 2015

We just completed the selection of  entries for  the 2015  edition of the Italian Scratch Festival, the exhibition of works made with Scratch by the students of the first two years of the secondary school. More than forty games were selected by jurors form Associazione Dschola and CoderDojo Turin. The finalists will be invited to present their work in 10 minutes and they will be assessed by the jury of experts made up of  prof. Barbara Demo, Computer  Science Dept of  Turin University,  prof. FulvioCorno  of Politecnico di Torino, Fulvio Dominici form Ultramundum, Marco Mazzaglia of T-Union, Elia Bellussi CoderDojo of Turin and Piedmont Museum of…

TJT 2015, ready to go!

TJT 2015, ready to go!

The Turin Jam Today 2015 is ready to go! The second edition of the TJT will be held on 19th and 20th September @I3P, Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59 10138, Torino our fantastic host. The TJT 2015 will be organised with the support of T-Union association and with the collaboration of Pong, the University of Milan laboratory: you will have the opportunity to meet our  friends and Italian Videogames Guru,  Marco Mazzaglia and Dario Maggiorini. The TJT 2015 will be held simultaneously with the Milan Jam Today and other Jams all around the Europe. This year the topic is “healthier life style” so…

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