7 years ago a few artists and coders banded together to create interactive installations that made people feel joy and wonder. Their work has gotten a ton of reactions over the years (mostly great, some funny and some befuddled) on their imperfect quest for experiences that make people feel like kids again. It turns out that producing joy involves a lot thought, pain, anxiety, tears, dumb luck and hard work.
Red Paper Heart want to share what they’ve learned about creating pure joy while running through digital forests, jumping on bears, talking to walls, chucking quarters, and swinging swords. Let’s discuss why it is important to focus on emotion. They’ll also show you the times they’ve gone astray, and ultimately how a refreshing return to their ideals led to the latest project that just might produce the most real life smiles they’ve ever seen.
🙂 <sent with lasers>
People who care about things and other people
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- Why some people are just not made for production work
- How hitting people in the feels, feels good
- What it was like to work in an industry that no one knew about
- The necessity of staying weird even when no one understands you
- If you build it, they will share it