Welcome to the live streaming programme of A MAZE. / Berlin 2020 - Total Digital - 9th International Games and Playful Media Festival. 3.5 days of hand selected sessions for everyone who loves an inclusive, respectful and meaningful future for games, playful media and their creators. You can follow our festival programme live on our A MAZE. / Berlin website, the A MAZE. YouTube channel, in the A MAZE. SPACE and on our Festival Discord.

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Schedule not final, there are still some sessions added in the coming days.
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Friday, July 24 • 18:30 - 19:15
Protection Song – A Ritual of Connection

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Freeze. Run. Fight. Play! Humans, like all mammals, rely on our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to respond to danger and safety in the world. But in a time when the world feels incessantly dangerous, our body has a hard time keeping up. In this participatory online playful ritual, we’ll explore how we respond to threat, and how we create safety.  Audio narration, sound, and on-screen text will guide participants through simple story-based moments to experience from home.  Together we’ll consider how our mammalian nervous systems adapted to keep us alive, and what we can learn by listening to them.

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Heather Kelley (US)

Heather Kelley is an award-winning game designer, media artist, curator, and professor at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a founding member of the experimental game collective Kokoromi, creators of VR puzzle game SUPERHYPERCUBE, and she co-curated... Read More →

Friday July 24, 2020 18:30 - 19:15 CEST