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Thursday, June 12 • 10:30am - 11:30am
“For the Records” – learning about mental illness

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“For the Records” – learning about mental illness
Doris Rusch, Anuradha Rana

For the Records is an interactive documentary about mental health, particularly OCD, ADD, eating and bipolar disorder. Including film clips, interviews, photo essays and games, it aims to increase understanding of these disorders. People with lived experience of the represented mental health issues have been actively involved in the conceptualization and design of the project. For the records is an interdisciplinary effort bringing together DePauls cinema and game development program as well as the School of Nursing. An intended application area of this project is mental health education. The presentation covers a life demonstration of games and other media pieces with an in-depth discussion of the design process and its various iterations with a special emphasis on metaphor identification and modification over time and across platforms.

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Doris Rusch

Chicago, IL, USA, DePaul University
The human condition is extremely fascinating to me: what makes us tick? What's the spectrum of our emotions? How do we make sense of our experiences and share them with others? Games are a great medium to create shared experiences related to the human condition. One of my main areas of exploration related to that are mental health issues and the use of metaphors to make abstract ideas tangible. I made a few metaphorical games about addiction... Read More →

Thursday June 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Festival Room

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