Eddo Stern, Director, UCLA Game Lab, Professor, UCLA Design | Media Arts

Eddo Stern is an artist, game designer and professor at UCLA where he directs the UCLA Game Lab. At the Design Media Arts Department at UCLA, where he teaches courses on game development, design and culture in a art context. His work explores new modes for narrative and documentary, experimental and multidisciplinary computer game design, and cross-cultural representation in new media. He works with various media including software, hardware and game design, live performance, video, and kinetic sculpture. His works include the short machinima films Sheik Attack, Vietnam Romance, Landlord Vigilante and the games Wizard Takes All, Darkgame and Goldstation . He was the founder of the now retired art and technology cooperative C-level where he designed and co-produced the experimental computer gaming projects Waco Resurrection, Tekken Torture Tournament, Cockfight Arena. His work has been widely exhibited at international venues including The Tate Gallery Liverpool, Reina Sofia, E3, GDC, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, The ICA, The Hammer Museum, The New Museum in NYC, The Rotterdam Film Festival, ICC Tokyo, The Sundance Film Festival, and The Art Gallery of Ontario. He is an Associate Professor in the Design Media Arts Department at UCLA, where he teaches courses on game development, design and culture in a art context. Online at www.eddostern.com and games.ucla.edu

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, supported by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), Autodesk, Backstage, Epic Games/Unreal Engine, Foundry, Mackevision and ScanlineVFX. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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