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Tuesday, April 9 • 17:15 - 18:00
Commercial Requirements vs. Cultural Function: The Games Industry in the Digital Society

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Impulse lectures and a panel.

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Björn Bartholdy

Co-Director, Cologne Game Lab
Björn Bartholdy studied communication design (diploma) at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart and media design (diploma) at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. He also worked as a freelance designer for Bayerischer Rundfunk, RTL, VOX and VIVA. Since 2003 he has been responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Gundolf S. Freyermuth

Gundolf S. Freyermuth

Professor & Founding Director, Cologne Game Lab
Gundolf S. Freyermuth, PhD, is a founding co-director and Professor of Media and Game Studies at the Cologne Game Lab of TH Koeln-University of Technology, Arts and Sciences, as well as Professor of   Comparative Media Studies at the ifs international film school of Cologne. Prior... Read More →
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Odile Limpach

Co-Founder, SpielFabrique
Professor Odile Limpach teaches economics and entrepreneurship at the Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln Technical University of Cologne. She is also co-founder of the Acceleration Program SpielFabrique 360° and works as a Strategic Consultant for games and serious game projects. Between... Read More →
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Wolfgang Walk

After a career as a student of many subjects and manager of a discotheque, Wolfgang Walk turned his hobby, computer games, into a profession in the mid-1990s and joined Blue Byte as a story designer and project manager. Since then, he has been trying to grasp what he is working on... Read More →
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Robert Yang

Assistant Arts Professor, NYU Game Center
Robert Yang makes surprisingly popular games about gay culture and intimacy -- he is most known for his historical bathroom sex simulator The Tearoom and his male shower simulator Rinse and Repeat, and his gay sex triptych Radiator 2 has over 150,000 users on Steam. He is currently... Read More →