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Saturday, December 12 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Queering Your Company

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Matt Boch will share his experience as a queer developing AAA games, focusing specifically on the strategies he utilized to change studio attitudes regarding gender during the development of Dance Central. Faced with the potential of explicitly “male” and “female” dance routines and motion capture, Matt formed alliances and advocated for the playful, progressive stance Dance Central takes toward gender, utilizing Bowie and Butler in equal measure. Matt is detailing his experience & strategies in hopes that it will help normalize these types of conversations in other studios, and provide a starting point for other queers advocating in large studio settings.

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Matt Boch

Matt Boch is a visiting Associate Professor in game design at the NYU Game Center. He also serves as a Creative Director at Harmonix Music Systems, designing and directing of some of Harmonix's premier titles. Matt is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental... Read More →

Saturday December 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am PST
GX Ballroom 1 Marriott - Salon I + II

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