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Jake Barton presents LOCAL PROJECTS; Elina Arponen presents DRAMAGAME

  • Nov 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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For our final presentation of the year, we are psyched to have Jake Barton presenting - you will seriously not want to miss it! 

Jake's design firm Local Projects reinvents public space through media and brilliant interactive experiences. They gather stories through collaborative storytelling projects, and between Storycorps, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and Change By Us, they have been responsible for telling over 100,000 individuals’ stories and memories, sharing them with the world and touching millions of lives. 

Local Projects has won top prize for every major design award including the National Design Award for Interaction Design, Fast Company Masters of Design, Webby Gold, Muse Gold and AIGA Gold. They were #2 on Fast Company’s 2011 list for most innovative design studios and were named to the 2012 Public Interest 100, for people working in the Public Interest, alongside Bill Clinton and the Knight Foundation.

Jake Barton is principal and founder of Local Projects, which is creating the media design for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the Frank Gehry designed Eisenhower Presidential Memorial. Local Projects won the 2013 National Design Award for Interaction Design, and was named second of the top ten most innovative design firms by Fast Company Magazine for its redefinition of emotional storytelling. Jake is recognized as a leader in the field of interaction design for physical spaces, and in the creation of collaborative storytelling projects where participants generate content. Clients include SFMOMA, StoryCorps, GE, Johnson & Johnson, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Cleveland Museum of Art, Seaworld, Microsoft, and the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.




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DRAMAGAME

All the way from Helsinki, we also have Elina Arponen presenting her work with games. Elina is the CEO and co-founder of Tribe Studios - winner of Startup Sauna 2010. 

Based in Helsinki, the heart of Europe’s most progressive Game Development community, Tribe Studios is the creator of the Dramagame social simulation and virtual world technology. Dramagame technology is used for building virtual worlds for role-based learning scenarios. Now the team prepares to launch the first non-linear multiplayer story for entertainment: Velvet Sundown. Elina's is focused on changing the game industry from repetitive games full of grinding into a field of unique magical experiences, where social elements and story are at the core.



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  • Jonathan Goodman L.

    Another wonderful event, Mike & Aina...which I why it's one of the rare events in NYC that I just say 'yes' to attending without even reading about who is presenting! Still hoping that we move a bit more downtown in the new year, though (in spite of how great the room at Ogilvy is)...

    November 20, 2013

  • Ingrid K.

    Jake was fantastic. Always so inspiring to hear him speak!

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Christianne

    Very engaging and thought-provoking with really informed and eloquent speakers!

    November 20, 2013

  • Beverly P.

    Absolutely loved it!

    November 20, 2013

  • James B.

    Hugely inspiring!

    November 20, 2013

  • Aina

    Fan-tastic!

    November 20, 2013

  • Pamela V.

    awesome!

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Lorraine Hopping E.

    Thank you both for sharing your creations. Brilliant.

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Josh G.

    Phenomenally interesting! Both speakers are creating wonderful things!

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • rocio f.

    Both were very interesting but Jake Baryon's work is simply AMAZING: It was inspiring and I learn a lot. Thanks so much for always bringing such talented people.

    November 19, 2013

  • Sasha S.

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." Harry Houdini was certainly ahead of his time. I'm currently reading his bio and I can draw some parallels between some of the points Barton shared tonight and how Houdini thought about his tricks. My take away points from tonight's MeetUp is on Barton's approach to prototyping: 1) Make sure the New Experience your dreaming up is magical. 2) Innovate with a Point - hardware will not save you! 3) Make it meaningful.

    November 19, 2013

  • Athina T.

    First speaker, Jake, was great. Elina struggled with her presentation which was hard to read. Interesting though.

    November 19, 2013

  • John B.

    Brilliant!!

    November 19, 2013

  • zeke z.

    Always intrigued to see what others are doing

    November 19, 2013

  • Jonathan Goodman L.

    I have a +1 for tomorrow's meetup that my colleague still doesn't know if she can use -- so if someone on the Wait List wants to claim it, it is yours! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

    November 18, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Great, thanks!

      November 19, 2013

    • Jonathan Goodman L.

      Sorry just seeing this now, but thanks for being more on top of all things online, Aina!

      November 19, 2013

  • rocio f.

    Hi! I'm bringing a friend. Her nAme is Christine Bolt. Any chance for a seat?

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still looking for a spot so if any of these cancellations leave room for me I'm happy to take the spot! I'm on the waitlist. Thanks!

    November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Elizabeth! I really appreciate it! Aina, will this work?

      November 19, 2013

    • Aina

      Yes, see my email to you

      November 19, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Sorry, will not be able to make it tonight, please take my ticket for someone on the waiting list

    November 19, 2013

  • Omar I.

    Hey Guys, very interesting night... Kindly update ur status if u can 't make it... There are 6 in the waiting list ... Thanx.

    November 19, 2013

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