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Sunday, November 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Innovating Empathy in Video Games

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The prevalence of empathy in games has come to evolve our medium. Looking at empathy in games as a vehicle for storytelling, design, and even as it's own mechanic. Join our discussion on the innovations of empathy in video games.

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Rachél Bazelais

Indie Game Developer
Rachél is a front end web developer and game designer in pursuit of that sweet spot between interactivity and user centered design. With experience in both front end web development and game programming, this award winning developer creates narratives through a multidisciplinary lens. Aside from making interactive sites and games, Rachél also teaches game development and web development through organizations like Code Liberation and ScriptEd... Read More →
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Michelle Ehrhardt

Game Critic/journalist, Freelance
Michelle Ehrhardt is a transgender videogame critic and journalist living in New York. She started out with an internship for Out Magazine, before moving on to intern for independent game magazine Kill Screen. It wasn't long before she became a staff writer for Kill Screen and proceeded to write for other outlets such as the Advocate and The Atlantic. She prides herself in taking a critical eye to the media she loves, and in celebrating nerd... Read More →
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Jenny Jiao Hsia

cuteness consultant, hexecutable
Jenny Jiao Hsia is a 21 year-old Chinese-American game developer, born and raised in New York City. She is currently finishing up her BFA in game design at the NYU Game Center and has been making games for two long years. Her capstone project is called Consume Me and it is a personal game about literally balancing your diet. Her work has been featured at festivals such as the IGF, IndieCade, and Fantastic Arcade. Nearly all of her games are... Read More →
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Catt Small

Product Designer, Etsy
Catt is a product designer, game maker, and developer. She is currently making awesome things at Etsy. | | With a design career spanning over ten years, she has done design work for companies of all sizes including SoundCloud, Bedrocket, and Nasdaq. She started coding around the age of 10 and designing at the age of 15. In 2011, she graduated from SVA with a BFA in Graphic Design and later received an MS in Integrated Digital Media from... Read More →

Sunday November 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panels B 6501A Conference Central Park East - 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

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