Visiting Artist: Paolo Pedercini
814 W. Broad Street
Lecture: Nov. 3rd, 2016, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Sponsored by the Department of Kinetic Imaging, radical game designer, Paolo Pedercini, will give a lecture on November 3rd, 2016 at The Depot.
Paolo, born in Northern Italy, studied in upstate New York and is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He teaches experimental game design and foundational media production courses at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.
When he isn’t teaching, Paolo produces online video games that address various social issues under the project name Molleindustria. His games deal with the relationship between electronic entertainment and ideology, for example, there’s the McDonald’s Videogame, an anti-advergame that looks at food politics, and Unmanned, a day in the life of a drone pilot.
His work is enjoyed online daily by international audiences and has been exhibited in acclaimed art venues such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Major media sources who have recognized his work include BBC and The New York Times.
For more information, check out Paolo’s website here.