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Sunday, March 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood and Design and Literature: Just Who is Inspiring Who?

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For some time, the conventional wisdom was films were the dominant influence on interactive entertainment. Initially this was about story, but then filmmakers started imagining how the future of computing would look. Children of Men, Minority Report, and Disclosure all suggested how we would interact with the world around us. More recently, we have seen games start to reverse the trend and in the last year we have some great developments to suggest that much of the conventional wisdom is now in flux. Then the Wii and now multi-touch computing have arrived with their softer, friendlier approach to entertainment. Meanwhile, Quarterlife, the brilliant new series where its community helps shape the direction has gone from 8min web only episodes to network TV. Whether its interactive or films, with few exceptions, the past year has seen critically acclaimed entertainment about violence, wars and conspiracies learn that more accessible entertainment, in terms of story and technology, are what is selling more units or capturing more eyeballs. This panel will explore just who is influencing who, and how the different stakeholders (writers, artists, designers and producers) in the process think the next few years will play out.

Sunday March 9, 2008 10:00am - 11:00am
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9