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Heather Kelley

Heather Kelley (@PerfectPlum) is an award-winning game designer, media artist, and curator. In 2015 she became Assistant Teaching Professor in the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a founder of the experimental game collective Kokoromi, with whom she produced and curated the renowned GAMMA events from 2006 to 2010, promoting experimental games as creative expression in a social context. In 2016 Kokoromi released the retrofuturistic VR puzzle game SUPERHYPERCUBE.

Ms. Kelley was named by Fast Company magazine as one of 2011’s thirty most influential women in technology. In 2012, she co-curated Joue le jeu, a groundbreaking 5000 m2 exhibition of video games and commissioned play installations in Paris, France. Ms. Kelley’s extensive career in game development has included design and production of touchscreen vibrator controllers, AAA next-gen console games, interactive smart toys, mobile and handheld games, research games, installation games, and web communities for girls. She holds an MA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she is an alumna of the Advanced Communications Technologies Laboratory.

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