2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

It's Listening: Biofeedback in Video Games

Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 4
208 Barton Springs Rd


With the emergence and rising popularity of wearable technologies, it's becoming increasingly clear that we have a fascination with technology that knows more about us than we do. Beyond biofeedback technology’s established foothold in the self-help and health arena, via devices like the FuelBand, FitBit, etc., it is now also making its way into the entertainment arts via interactive media and video games. This session will discuss the biofeedback interface options currently available to game developers and consumers, the pros and cons of biofeedback technology as a whole, what designing for a biofeedback-base experience means for the development team and the end-user, and what the growing influence of biofeedback means for entertainment as a whole in both the immediate and long term future.


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Erin Reynolds

Creative Dir

Flying Mollusk LLC

Erin Reynolds is the Creator and Creative Director of the biofeedback-enhanced game Nevermind. She graduated from USC with a BA in Fine Arts in 2006, then worked in the game industry as a Game Desi...

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Free and open to the public. ***Admission subject to venue capacity and age restrictions.
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