World Maker Faire New York 2013

When Videogames Have No Video: Haptic And Non-Visual Games

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Saturday1:30 PM1:45 PM

Imagine playing Halo by sound only! Videogames have prioritized the visual experience at the expense of other senses, and leave out gamers who are visually-impaired. This presentation demonstrates a series of non-visual games I have created that use vibration, sound, and other haptic feedback with custom electronics and the Arduino platform. I will also talk about design challenges for haptic games, building custom circuits and code for haptic devices, and strategies for creating meaningful game experiences without visuals.


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Presenters:

Jeff Thompson — Artist, programmer, and assistant professor/program director of Visual Art & Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

Artist, teacher, programmer, hacker, musician, explainer of things. Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology.