Podcast EP 17 Kellee Santiago Are Video Games Art?

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Kellee Santiago is the Developers’ Best Friend at OUYA. She has spoken at universities and conferences around the world on game design, production, and entrepreneurship, and most famously engaged film critic Roger Ebert in a discussion on the topic: “Are video games art?” with her TEDxUSC talk on the subject, and she was named one of the Top 10 Innovators to Watch by Variety magazine, and was one of The Ten Most Influential Women in Games of the Decade on Kotaku.com. In 2011 she was named as one of the top 100 most influential women in technology by Fast Company.

 

In this interview, Kellee Talks about:

  • How technology has changed the way we interact with games
  • The importance of developing yourself
  • Are video games art?
  • The role of flow theory in game development and in life
  • Emotions in video games
  • How failure in one project can lead to greater success in the next
  • …and more!

You can follow Kellee’s work on her website HERE – http://kelleesantiago.com/

Mentioned in the Podcast:

Journey Collector’s Edition (Includes flOw, Flower, and Journey)

OUYA https://www.ouya.tv/

A great summary resource on Flow Theory in Games, found in Jenova Chen’s thesis – HERE

Interview with Patrick Stafford

View Kellee Santiago’s TEDx: