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The importance of serious games for Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Creativity

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Presentation at Creativity Meeting Point Conference in Bilbao, Spain in March 2011. The presentation focused on the use of virtual worlds and immersive technologies.

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The importance of serious games for Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Creativity

  1. 1. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Creativity Meeting Point Conference Bilbao The Importance of Serious Games David Wortley FRSA
  2. 2. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Topics  Introduction to Serious Games and Immersive Technologies  Serious Games and Creativity  New Devices and Opportunities  Summary and Conclusion
  3. 3. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Introduction to Serious Games and Immersive Technologies
  4. 4. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com What is a Serious Game ? Games are very serious in our hearts and minds
  5. 5. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Serious Games are NOT New Animals and Children learn through Games
  6. 6. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Immersive Technologies Games Virtual Worlds Social Networks Immersive Technologies engage our hearts, minds and wallets
  7. 7. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Serious Games and Learning  Encourage imagination  Support exploration  Risk-free environment  Help our understanding  Engage our interest  Make inaccessible accessible  Build relationships  Bridge to Physical World
  8. 8. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Encourage Imagination
  9. 9. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Support Exploration
  10. 10. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Risk Free Environment
  11. 11. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Help our Understanding Sensors & 3D visualisations help us understand and manage our environment
  12. 12. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Make the Inaccessible Accessible
  13. 13. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Second Life – Second Chance
  14. 14. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Immersive Technologies Build Relationships
  15. 15. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Immersive Technologies Build Relationships Artificial Intelligence, Geo-location, profiling
  16. 16. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Immersive Technologies Build Bridges “My SGI” The physical “real” environment can be linked to multiple, personalised virtual environments
  17. 17. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Serious Games and Creativity
  18. 18. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  19. 19. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Creativity Happens at Junctions Where Science and Art come together
  20. 20. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Creativity Happens in Emergencies Collaboration under Pressure
  21. 21. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Creativity is in Every Community Technology can empower every citizen
  22. 22. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Connecting the Physical & Virtual
  23. 23. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  24. 24. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Hybrid Events
  25. 25. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Events
  26. 26. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Meetings
  27. 27. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com New Devices and Opportunities
  28. 28. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com New Devices Motion / Voice Controllers
  29. 29. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com New Ways of Learning
  30. 30. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Watch, Copy, Feedback, Learn New Interfaces creating multi-sector opportunities
  31. 31. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Summary and Conclusion
  32. 32. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Summary and Conclusion  Serious Games are not new  Serious Games are multi-disciplinary across arts and science  Serious Games drive creativity and innovation  Immersive technologies engage our hearts, minds and spending power  Immersive technologies can empower social enterprise initiatives
  33. 33. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Creativity Meeting Point Conference Bilbao The Importance of Serious Games David Wortley FRSA

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