I'm Mat and engaged in workshops, talks and festivals of the Initiative Creative Gaming to establish an artistic and creative use of games by kids. With our team, we organize the PLAY - Creative Gaming Festival, where I'm curating the exhibition and create part of the visuals.
As an interaction designer, I'm researching playful interaction and procedural rhetoric and give workshops around the world. I also love staging gamejams and game-culture events like temporary escape games, XBox-Rock Battles or retell contests with the Gamestorm-team or showcase machinimas in cinemas. For A MAZE./Berlin - the international games and media festival, I'm in charge of the awards as well.
In the last years, I committed myself to bring education and games closer togehter, for example by creating playful workshops about democracy. Check them out here: demokratielabore.de/workshops (ger)
In my spare time, I'm also coordinating the activities of the German Code Week.
A MAZE./ Berlin