Beyond the Invisible - Victoria, BC

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Current developments at LocoMatrix. A talk given to LevelUp - IGDA Victoria,BC giving a history of LocoMatrix and location based games, what we are up to at the moment, and where we are going with a new set of modular games

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Beyond the Invisible - Victoria, BC

  1. 1. Beyond the Invisible Richard Vahrman: LocoMatrix info@locomatrix.com
  2. 2. Richard Vahrman 5 (possibly) interesting facts/lies ● Inventor of the Arduino ● Inventor of 1st tablet ● Creator of 1st location-based game ● Accordionist & long-distance walker ● Curator at James House, Brighton
  3. 3. 5 events and 5 gadgets ● 2007 The Idea: fat children in pub car park ● 2008 Reality PacMan: why sit at a computer being chased by creatures when you can be chased for real = Fruit Farmer ● 2010 The pivot: who's seen Time Team? = Invisible Buildings ● 2013 Beyond the Invisible ● 2014 and beyond: DEB and a new education + 5 gadgets: ● the gaming console ● the phone and GPS dongle ● the smart phone ● the tablet ● beyond? Google Glass
  4. 4. 1: The Idea
  5. 5. 2: Reality PacMan: Fruit Farmer
  6. 6. 3: Invisible Buildings Geophys
  7. 7. 4: Beyond the Invisible
  8. 8. 5: DEB 5 principles of the BadgeLaureate ● Education for life ● Personalised Learning ● Creative ● Mentored ● Fun 5 stages of learning ● Boot-strappers - self-managed learning ● Cubs - learning is play/learning is fun ● Explorers - learning by finding out ● Makers - learning by making (big projects) ● Apprentices - learning by working

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