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Friday, February 13 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Initiate Fuckplan: Consent, Intimacy, and the Future of Sex & Games

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It turns out that when people get their hands on accessible tools to make games, a lot of them are about sex! Independent designers are exploring all kinds of new directions in sex and games, from motion-sensing BDSM simulators to erotic text adventures about promiscuous deities. Cara Ellison and merritt kopas will consider issues around consent, intimacy, and some possibilities of what's to come in this talk that will draw on their massive, throbbing collective experience in criticism and design at the intersection of sex and digital play. 

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Cara Ellison

Producer / Writer, The Guardian / Rock Paper Shotgun
Cara Ellison is an itinerant writer, essayist and speaker on games and pop culture. She began writing about games reluctantly two years ago and stayed due to lack of life plans. Recently she has been travelling the world writing gonzo journalism about independent gamemakers pushing the boundaries of the medium for the 'Embed With Games' series, and a book compiling this work is due out in 2015.
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Merritt Kopas

merritt kopas is a Canadian writer and designer whose work investigates the conditions of intimacy in precarious settings. Her first book, Videogames for Humans, is an exploration of contemporary interactive fiction, published by Instar Books in 2015. She is the author of dozens of small digital games, previously ran the games curation site Forest Ambassador, and currently hosts the podcast Woodland Secrets.

Friday February 13, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Redstone Theater First Floor

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