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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Saturday, July 25 • 13:00 - 14:00
Evolving Communities: From A MAZE Johannesburg to Playtopia.

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How A MAZE Johannesburg influenced the growth of alternative games communities in 
South Africa, and planted the seeds for Playtopia MGA.

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Anja Venter

Dr Anja “Nanna” Venter-Rausch is a self-proclaimed “Art-stronaut”. She is a visual designer who completed her Master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Cape Town with a focus on video game culture in marginal settings. In 2018 she was awarded her Ph.D. which... Read More →
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Ben Rausch

Ben Rausch is an “artstronaut” - a multidisciplinary artist exploring the unknown, through new combinations of creativity and technology.
Since 2014, Ben’s primary focus has orbited around games, how they can disrupt status quos, bring people together, positively rewiring... Read More →
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Crystal Farmer

Crystal Farmer is a Social Anthropologist. She spent 3 years of Masters research applying her body as a research tool to study the socio-spatial entanglements of the Cape Town game dev scene. She co-runs the Playtopia Volunteer Program and identifies as a Super Friendship Arcade Superfriend... Read More →
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Sithe Ncube

Sithe has been an active member of the African game development community since 2013 beginning with organizing community events in her hometown Lusaka, Zambia. She is currently directing a project called prosearium.net with the goal of documenting 1000 African women and their contributions... Read More →

Saturday July 25, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST