i-Docs presents: Ken Eklund ‘The Future is an Authentic Fiction’

3rd June 2015
6.00PM, Watershed, Bristol 

If you lived through the global oil shortage of 2007, or followed the trail of anomalies detected by Erhard Giskin, or heard one of the voicemails leaking from our possible futures (or just wish you had), this is the talk for you.

Ken Eklund designs immersive play experiences about socially relevant issues, and he’ll be talking about World Without Oil, FutureCoast, Giskin Anomaly and new cross-media works designed to engage people with playfully shaping positive futures.

Ken is a game and experience designer, a creator of authentic fiction, ‘immersive stories that seek to write themselves’. His socially relevant games explore real-world issues through collaborative play. His works spring from deep beliefs about the transformative effect of participation, and that engaging people in play opens them to true inquiry and learning.

This event is presented with Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio by the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol.