October 25, 2012, 5:00 pm   » 

Lea Schönfelder will speak about her work and show some of her better-known as well as some not so well known computer games. She is going to explain how developing a certain graphical and narrative style leads her through her artistic working process. In the second half of the event, participants themselves will develop a short narrative that will be presented to the public on the Game Lab’s website afterwards.

At the school of Art and Design Kassel, Lea Schönfelder produced several computer games that are discussed controversially. Besides winning prizes the Russian Parliament discussed to ban her game “Ulitsa Dimitrova” from the Russian audience.

Lea Schönfelder sees that besides telling linear stories also systems and rule-sets can be used to express thoughts and feelings. She therefore likes using games as a narrative medium. She currently is a postgraduate student at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy and spends the fall quarter 2012 as a Visiting Graduate Researcher at the UCLA Game Lab.

This event is held in the Broad Art Center, room 3252, UCLA Game Lab

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UCLA Design Media Arts  (Map)
240 Charles E. Young Drive, suite 2275
Box 951456
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1456
Parking is $12 all day, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building. For more information, call 1.310.825.9007