At The Smoke in 2019, we had a series of short informal talks by our wonderful special guests. Each of them spoke briefly about a particular area of interest, and then invite questions and discussion. We recorded the talks and discussion, and these recordings are linked below.
- Lea Pullerits: talked about potential for transformative learning in larp, based on her experiences in JALL. https://youtu.be/AU2j8xkZEZE
- Jonaya Kemper: No Plot. No (Game) Masters: The Case for Larp Anarchy. How going off script in a Larp can allow people to avoid the Fun Tax and save games while creating stronger communities. https://youtu.be/wSIKQsDTXoU
- Agata Świstak: Community building and the importance of human connection in developing larp culture. https://youtu.be/d8wDG6sELZU
- Anna Westerling: Dramaturgy and story in participatory media. [This talk was unable to take place, unfortunately, because of Anna’s illness.]
(And here are the talks from last year, if you’d like to listen to them – they were great!)