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Friday, August 28 • 13:00 - 14:00
Workshop: Holding Europe in your Hands - Using Augmented Reality to Bring Complex Relationships to Life and into the Classroom

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To register for the workshop, please send an e-mail to gcc@booster-space.com with your name, the workshop title and the desired time. You will receive the access data for the workshop in a separate e-mail after successful registration.

Europe is both a concrete reality of life and an abstract context. How can this tension in our perception be bridged? The mobile game "Pathways - Europe at Your Fingertips", funded by the Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Art Directors Club, moves off the beaten track: the personal stories of five protagonists, told using augmented and virtual reality, allude to larger European themes such as Erasmus, youth unemployment, the European institutions and climate change. The map of Europe projected into the space encourages the viewer to explore and interact with the environment. The paper look combines the mixed-reality technologies used with an analogous haptic. Together with the participants of the workshop, we would like to develop ideas and material with which the game can be embedded in schools and adult education. In doing so, connections to central principles and methods of political education are to be identified, especially to case, problem, pupil and conflict orientation, so that the game can be used within the framework of well-rehearsed macro methods of political education.

Educators have the opportunity to have their participation in a gamescom congress workshop credited as a further education measure by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. To receive a certificate of participation, please send a screenshot of the online seminar, which you will take towards the end of the workshop, to the following e-mail address: h.wallbott@koelnmesse.de

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Klaus Gräff

Managing Director, Art Directors Club
Klaus Gräff has been working as a long-time managing director in the marketing and advertising industry and has gained extensive experience in the fields of digital strategy, advertising, marketing, radio and promotion. Since 2014 he has been the managing director of the Art Directors... Read More →
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Petrik

Professor for Didactics of Social Studies, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Petrik (born 1968 in Aachen) studied political science, German literature and education in Marburg and completed his legal clerkship in Hamburg in 2000. At the same time he worked as a seminar leader at the v.f.h. (Verein zur Förderung politischer Handelns e.V... Read More →
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Irene Plank

Representative for Strategic Communication, German Federal Foreign Office
Since July 2020, Irene Plank has been the Commissioner for Strategic Communication at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.Until June 2020, she was Head of the "Business and Human Rights" Division at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The unit coordinates the implementation of... Read More →
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Robert Werner

Art Director, Artificial Rome
Robert Werner works as Art Director at Artificial Rome, where his intrepid artistic direction and technical finesse accompany projects from concept development to realization. His interdisciplinary skills and visionary qualities have resulted in projects ranging from pocket-sized... Read More →

Friday August 28, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST