Robert Yang: Sexuality, technology, and videogames
How do different design genres attempt to structure sex? What makes an interaction feel intimate or sensual? How do we invoke intimacy and pleasure while also consenting to boundaries and respecting personal politics?
This masterclass begins with a wide survey of videogame designers and play communities focused on sexuality and eroticism. After studying this emerging tradition of work and its many practitioners, Robert will also explore a set of design guidelines and theoretical frameworks for thinking about sex, games, and interaction, along with promising and unexplored directions in designing for sexuality, and the many ways that society and technology facilitate (as well as police) sexuality on the internet.
About Robert Yang
Robert Yang makes surprisingly popular 3D videogames about gay culture and sexuality - he is most known for his historical bathroom game The Tearoom and his shower simulator Rinse and Repeat, and his game trilogy Radiator 2 has had over 250,000 players around the world. His games have been exhibited internationally at the Melbourne Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria, Somerset House, London Short Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, La MaMa in New York City, and at the A MAZE festival in Berlin.
Purchase a ticket for both Artworld Videogames masterclasses to receive the double pass discount rate of Full $65 Concession $45 Member $40
This masterclass will explore games that deal with issues of a sexual nature, and is recommended for mature audiences.