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Thursday May 04
Raum Mannheim
From Games to Digital Entertainment in the 21st Century
Stéphane Natkin, Directeur Enjmin Games School Angoulême, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

A huge development last century was communication networks: telephone, radio, television. The results of this development are significant. For the individual, the use of communication tools has changed completely. For the world, the omnipresence of broadcast media and more generally of mass media, leads to a cross influence between culture and the predominance of the US way of life. At the end of the century, the growth of the Internet Network suggests a new communication revolution relying on interactive media. In this talk, I will show several examples for this evolution and analyze its impact on media and video games. Over the next ten years, this will have a significant impact on the video games world by changing its content, technology and economy.

Stéphane Natkin is professor in the department of Computer Science, and a member of the administrative board at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris France. He is at the head of the Graduate School of Games and Interactive Media (ENJMIN) and the Network System and Multimedia research group at the CEDRIC (the computer science research laboratory of the CNAM He teaches in particular Computer Games principles and Multimedia Systems, Computer Networks and Security.

Stéphane Natkin
Directeur Enjmin Games School Angoulême
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Located in Angoulême in the south-west of France, ENJMIN is an educational, professional training and research institute providing an international environment to stimulate creativity and technological innovation.

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