addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Ken Eklund presents "Play It Live It Shape It: Exploring Authentic Fiction"

  • May 2, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Ken Ekland is over from sunny California to join us for this exclusive Interactive Narratives event! Spaces are limited to 55 seats so book early to avoid disappointment :)

Why would you start creating a story without knowing how it ends? Join game and experience designer Ken Eklund to tour the transmedia genre of “authentic fiction,” the art of creating “immersive stories that want to write themselves.” Eklund explores real-world issues through collaborative play, most notably in World Without Oil (energy), Urgent Evoke (social innovation), Ed Zed Omega (education) and an upcoming game about climate-changed futures, Future Coast. “Authentic fiction relies on being multi-authored – we the creators frame the space for a story to happen, and the frame is a catalyst that causes the story to want to happen.”

SHORT BIO:Game and experience designer Ken Eklund has long been interested in the positive social effects of collaborative experiences and open-ended, creative play. In work such as WORLD WITHOUT OIL, GISKIN ANOMALY and ED ZED OMEGA he explores how contributing to “authentic fictions” (real-seeming yet fictional stories) engage people directly in real-world issues and have fun collaborating on storymaking, positive solutions and action. Ken has designed games professionally for over 20 years; he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Join or login to comment.

  • Elena

    Thanks for getting Ken to share such inspirational career and nice to meet such fun crowd

    May 7, 2013

    • robert

      thank you for the kind comments!

      May 7, 2013

  • fiona f.

    Thanks Robert for organizing a Fantastic meet up, friendly crowd plenty of conversation

    May 4, 2013

    • robert

      Thanks Fiona! It was great to meet you!

      May 4, 2013

  • Rob H.

    Great meetup, well organised by Robert. Fascinating talk, with plenty of interesting people to chat to afterwards in the bar.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • David V.

    Great stories from Ken, smart questions from Nina, and a lovely crowd to drink with.

    May 3, 2013

  • Philo

    too bad we were slightly pressed for time, but other than that I had a great night. The format worked out well and Ken's stories were very inspiring! Thanks!

    May 3, 2013

  • robert

    Fantastic evening!

    May 2, 2013

53 went

Our Sponsors

  • Conducttr

    Interactive storytelling and gaming platform

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy