Tatiana Vilela dos Santos
Hours and dates
- Oct 26 from 15:20 to 16:00
Tatiana Vilela dos Santos is a multi-awarded independent game designer and artist (Maker Faire, EIGD, A MAZE., Connext…). based in Paris.
Since 2010, she has worked as a game designer for large groups (Orange, BNP Paribas, Renault, Citroën) and research centers (CNRS, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Institut Acte) on playful projects employing new technologies or making innovative use of them.
Since 2012, she has been creating playful installations and arthouse games, exhibited around the world, as part of her interactive multimedia project MechBird. Most of her creations are playful installations and alternative controller games: video games including handmade, tangible interfaces, built specifically for these experiences.
Whether it is video games with alternative controllers or virtual reality projects, the work of Tatiana Vilela dos Santos tends to explore uncharted territories of playful art to re-enchant reality through digital technology.
Crafting Magic : Transforming Interactive Installations into Playful Adventures
At the crossroads of interactive installations and video games, the enchanting world of playful installations beckons, tantalizing with its ability to immerse the senses and captivate visitors with wonder, all while fostering active engagement. These creations playfully manipulate the physical space more than an arcade machine but they are more digitally rooted than an escape room, offering a treasure trove of creative possibilities that remain largely uncharted.
To transcend the realm of immersive digital toys and design a genuine playful adventure, one must explore the concept of tangible-digital porosity. Imagine a game designer who doesn’t confine their work to the constraints of a screen but, instead, breathes life into the entire playful apparatus, blurring the lines between pixels and matter.
Our talk seeks to answer the questions : How can we harness game design methods to craft hybrid video game experiences ? What strategies can be employed to design a captivating gameplay loop within an interactive installation ? How do we seamlessly navigate the transitions between tangible and digital spaces ? What stories can be woven into these unique environments ? And how do we harmonize the passive spectacles with the immersive interactive experience ? Join us as we invite you to explore the design of interactive installations through the lens of a game designer, expanding the horizons of video games beyond the digital frontier.