This is the last blogpost before the Easter break. It’s only three weeks since we had the winter break, but it feels like it’s been forever. I have done a lot the past weeks. I was behind schedule on reading and I have also been working. The reason I was behind schedule was because I managed to forget the book at my apartment before I went home during the winter break. FANTASTIC… Anyways, new week and new learning.
In this week, we joined our teacher Mia Zamora at the opening of her art project #Textransformations. The exhibition was way more “advanced” that I first thought. The presentation was cool, and I especially liked that we could make our own poems. Here is a poem that I made (in Norwegian). Taken from my friend Espen
It does not make that much sense, but it is art, and art does not always make sense. The QR-codes were creative, and it made the people watching the presentation more active in the way of learning. During this opening there was served pizza and coffee. As lucky as I am I did not get any pizza and the coffee was almost see through.
On Thursday we had a lecture about empathy games. I haven’t thought about this game genre in any way. Mostly because it isn’t the genre that I usually play games in. As I understood it, empathy games are games where you are affected by the presentation of the games and that the games are based on taking the player on a journey where the makers touch the emotional side of the player.
We used the second part of this lecture on trying out different games. I tried two games, Spent and Bad News. The first game was based on you getting a new job, and your economy was bad. This made me think a lot about how people that are struggling manages to get through their day. A lot of the choices I got in this game were hard. I remember that I got the choice to pay for a surgery for my dog, or pay for putting the dog to sleep. I also had a choice that I could let the dog suffer. If I was in a real situation like this I would hate myself. No money for a surgery and I would not let my dog suffer. The only choice then was to put the dog to sleep. The other game that I tried (Bad News) was about fake news. The whole game was based on you running an account on twitter where you spread fake news. This was fun. A lot of the examples that were used in the game showed how stupid people could be.
I hope you liked this week’s blog. Now I am taking Easter break. Really looking forward to it. It will be a lot of gaming and just chilling. We are also setting the clock this weekend, which means that we are moving towards summer.