Mélanie Courtinat is an artist and art director considering video games as a major medium and focussing on their extraordinary immersive properties. Her work, crafted through the use of digital tools, results in games, CGI images and films, interactive experiences, virtual and augmented reality. As an art director, she works on commissioned projects for clients in the luxury, fashion, culture & music fields. As an artist, her personal work is consistently being shown worldwide in cultural institutions, galleries and museums, from Tokyo to New York. Mélanie also teaches video game theory at Écal in Lausanne and frequently conducts lectures and workshops in an academic setting.
Speech "Don’t be afraid of video games! "
Inviting designers to tap into the sometimes overlooked creative potential of video games, Mélanie Courtinat will explore the visual landscapes, interactive narratives, and technological innovations inherent in gaming. The talk will demonstrate how these elements can serve as practical sources of inspiration, contributing to the enhancement of media interaction design.