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    • #5620
      Anonymous
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      Hi guys,

      Just to let you know that plans for CGAMES to be held in the DIT from 22-24 November are at an advanced stage. We have had about 40 papers submitted and the call is open for another few days. Steve Collins and Aphra Kerr will both give keynote speeches and we have organised a 1 day workshop on games design for secondary school students with Ernest Adams. There are tracks on all aspects of computer games.

      We are considering havaing an industry panel on Thursday morning of the conference instead of a key note speech. What do you guys think? Would any of you be interested in participating? What should the theme be if we did have one?

      BTW Even if you are not attending the conference, you are invited to the the official launch of our Degree in Computer Science (DT228) on Wednesday 22nd at 6pm in DIT Aungier St. The degree has a strong games programming component, with a games programming stream in 3rd and 4th year. The stream covers Maths & physics for games, DirectX programming, AI, Sound, mobile, modding etc.

      For more information see:

      http://www.comp.dit.ie/cgames or send me an email bryan.duggan@comp.dit.ie

      Hope to see you there!

      Bryan

    • #33879
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      thanks Bryan for the update

      there is an industry panel at the IT&T conference in Carlow later this month on the future of game development in Ireland – so that topic is probably out.

      Aphra.

    • #33881
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      What date is the one in carlow?

    • #33890
      Aphra K
      Keymaster
    • #34302
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      My animation paper got accepted! Now to figure out how to register :roll:

    • #34308
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Who’s organising this? I am in Dublin all that week (mainly for the Tool gig in the Point!), and I’d be happy to volunteer my humble abilities for running registration desks or whatever, since I doubt I’ll register myself. I’ll probably be hanging around like a bad smell anyway, so it’s a way to kill time between coffee breaks :D

    • #34309
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      contact skooter500 aka Bryan via the boards or at Computer Science in DIT, Kevin Street, Dublin.

      what is the tools gig in the Point?

      Aphra.

    • #34312
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      what is the tools gig in the Point?
      [/quote:84108d08bf]

      Legend…
      :lol:

      Tool is a metal band which is in the point.

    • #34315
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Lagrange – congrats on the paper acceptance! Looking forward to meeting you at the conference. You can download a registration form here:

      http://www.comp.dit.ie/cgames/registration.html

      What was the title of your paper?

      catbert – We will be looking for volunteers to help out, so if you are interested please send me a message bryan.duggan@comp.dit.ie

      Bryan

    • #34317
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      my knowledge of metal bands has never been good!

      Aphra.

    • #34318
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Skooter500 – thanks, my paper is called *goes to check…*

      Advanced Real-time Animation

      I’ve some videos of work up here in an earlier thread – the address is
      http://www.skynet.ie/~masochst/BetterAnimations

    • #34320
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Aphra – despite being sure that your curiosity arises more from the confusion engendered by me writing about gigs with tools in them, than interest in the band…here’s a video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tQjizHojrY
      Some nice CG.

      Thanks for the tip on the volunteering. Hope to see everyone there.

    • #34348
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      A couple of us from our school are going to the games workshop with Ernest Adams…

    • #34355
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      people might like to note the following about CGames

      1) Steve Collins is giving a key note on Wed the 23rd

      2) there is an industry panel 17:45 – 18:45 on “What Academia Can Offer the Digital Games Industry”

      3) my good self is speaking on Friday

      shindig Friday night…

      4) Ernest Adams workshops on Sat …

      plus lots of papers..

      for more see the programme. http://www.comp.dit.ie/cgames/program.html

      Aphra.

    • #34401
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      CGames people:

      Is there a program available that has the author names included as well as the paper titles?

    • #34460
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      There is now – look at the program of events on the CGames site.

      Are gamedevelopers people meeting up at this? I’ve only met Aphra and Idora, and I’m not sure I’ll see them about – anything planned?

    • #34472
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Are gamedevelopers people meeting up at this?[/quote:6fab58c0a1]

      I intend to go to along Thursday and Friday, and perhaps Wednesday as I volunteered to help out but am not sure if I’m needed yet. And of course there’s the shindig on Friday night.

    • #34473
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I suspect that the industry panel on thurs will be a good change to meet folks as well as the shindig on Friday night..

      Aphra.

    • #34474
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Dammit, I’m back up to donegal on Friday, stuff on saturday morning that can’t be missed.

    • #34526
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      was at the CGames conf dinner last night and by all accounts it is going very well with great reports of Steve’s opening plenary and the previous night’s event in the Xbox play centre.

      I was spreading the word about the shindig Friday night and it looks like we might get Ernest Adams to come along too as he is flying in for the workshop on Sat.

      Aphra.

    • #34570
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      congrats to all involved from DIT in the CGames conference. It seems to have run really smoothly and signs are good for games research in Ireland – lots of papers from Irish unis.

      Aphra.

    • #34572
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      How did you talk go Aphra? Sorry I wasn’t there for it – Open day here, so was helping out with it.

    • #34586
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      t Ernest Adams to come along too as he is flying in for the workshop on Sat.

      Aphra.[/quote:24423f5847]

      Which I am going to :)

    • #34614
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      daymo..seemed to go well, apart from my timing. I suppose at this stage I can just talk and talk. Audience were pretty generous to my stuff given that they were mainly from computer science.

      got interviewed for this Friday’s IT business and tech section and the journo was in my session too. I could change my mind about how it went after seeing that.

      im..lost – were you there friday night? Ernest was great to come in to the pub given that he was facing over 100 secondary school kids the next day.

      Aphra.

    • #34618
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      For me, the best bit of the whole conference was when Brian went to get up out of his chair – and then just straight fell on the floor! Not sure how many people saw it, but I was in bits :lol:

      Brian – care to comment?

    • #34619
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Are you STILL laughing at that?????
      The best bit for me was finding a guilty looking Lagrange after skiving off the conference to play Guitar Hero in Game, after listening to him talk about it non-stop for the whole conference.. :wink:

    • #34624
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It was lunchtime!

    • #34625
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ernest was great to come in to the pub given that he was facing over 100 secondary school kids the next day. [/quote:001e63b106]
      Sounds like medication for the next day…

    • #34673
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      Review of CGames and some of the stuff I talked about in the Irish Times last Friday – Business and Tech section.

      See http://www.ireland.com/technology/

      although you will need a subscription for the full articles.

      anyone see the programme on Net 2 last night on games and violence. I only caught the last ten mins.

      Aphra.

    • #34681
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      anyone see the programme on Net 2 last night on games and violence. I only caught the last ten mins.
      [/quote:1451ce4757]yeah, I saw it. It was well made but pretty much presented one guys (former army office, who now leads Killology(!) research full time) views on how damaging violent games were. While extremely one-sided for most part, (only two snippets argued FOR games, incl. Doug Lowenstein) it was pretty persuasive in some areas. Didn’t do us much good, put it that way

    • #34688
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      anyone see the programme on Net 2 last night on games and violence. I only caught the last ten mins[/quote:77794be101]

      Yeah I was watching it, it was ok it was fairly unbiased i thought, the americans violently against it were potrayed in a way which made them look very extreme, which was good for once. Although it showed Jack Thompson in a false light. portrayed him as this hero who travels around being the parents voice against the industry. that sucked, although it was made in 2003 so games like vice city was only out so that was on the agenda lots. And they showed WAY too much of “postal” ( btw w, was postal even released outside of the US? ) which is all the angry congress members used for their arguements.

      And they left the age rating process until near the end without mentioning it throughout, even if it did show amazingly clear that the parents are responsible etc.

      Climate is definitely a bit different now then when that was made in 2003

    • #34694
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yeah, pretty sure I’ve seen Postal in the shops.

    • #34692
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ve seen it too. Can be bought over the internet too

      Agree with the portrayal of Jack Thompson… he looked almost normal!

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