Show image caption 'Wayfinder: Larry Achiampong' and 'JMW Turner curated by Larry Achiampong' Gaming Room Install View, Image Courtesy Turner Contemporary. Credit Reece Straw
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Get Into Gaming - Careers Event

Join the Sony Game Development Team, artist Larry Achiampong and host and presenter Shay Thompson for a gaming careers day.

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10.30am

10.30am-12.45pm, Tuesday 24 May 2022

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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Join us in the Foyle Rooms to hear from the Sony team and get tips on how to get into the gaming industry. You’ll also hear from artist Larry Achiampong, whose practice is heavily influenced by the games he grew up playing, and Shay Thompson, a journalist, presenter and member of the games industry who has worked with Bafta, McLaren, Xbox, Music Week Magazine, Ubisoft and other brands.

 

10.30-11.30

Sony Game Development Team

Colleagues from the Sony Game Development Team will share how they got into the games industry and a title they have worked on recently.

  • Nick Ward-Foxton– Technical Director
  • Max Ashton – Senior Visual Programmer
  • Lewis Barn – Junior Sound Designer
  • Kye Voce – Junior Music Editor
  • Nicholas Gratwick – Dialogue Supervisor
  • Katerina Zacharakis – Assistant Producer.

 

11.45-12.45 

Larry Achiampong and Shay Thompson in conversation

Artist Larry Achiampong and host and presenter Shay Thompson will be talking about how games have influenced them in their work and practice.

 

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Presenters

Larry Achiampong (born 1984, London) works in film, sculpture, installation, sound, collage, music and performance. Drawing on popular culture and his communal and personal heritage, his work explores post-colonial and post-digital identity, and the deeply entrenched inequalities in contemporary society.

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Shay Thompson is a presenter and journalist, working in games and entertainment.

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