CreateWorld Sessions – 2018


Conference Proceedings [4.2Mb PDF]

Conference Guide [3Mb PDF]

Keynote Presenter

photo by David Cuartielles

Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate. He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.

Massimo started the first FabLab in Italy which led to the creation of Officine Arduino, a FabLab/Makerspace based in Torino.

He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions allover the world.

Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and

Massimo is also the author of “Getting Started with Arduino” published by O’Reilly. He is a regular contributor to the italian edition of Wired Magazine and Che Futuro, an online magazine about innovation.

He currently teaches Interaction Design at SUPSI Lugano in the south of Switzerland and is a visiting professor at CIID in Copenhagen.

Community Presentations

Algorithmically Generating Musical Complexity Based on Textual Complexity; A Case Study
Daniel Field

Community Principles Powering the Largest Ever Hand-crafted Virtual World*
Mars Geldard

Digital Art Out West
Iain Anderson

Game Engines and Machine Learning
Paris Buttfield-Addison

Mobile Technologies Supporting Creativity: Design Principles for On-Demand Technology Education
Brett Voss


Adobe Tools
Adobe Staff

DIY PCB – Designing & Manufacturing Your Own Printed Circuit Boards
Matt Gray

Game Development on macOS with Godot
Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jon Manning, Tim Nugent

How Do I Game Design?
Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jon Manning, Tim Nugent

RoboCoder: Robotics and Visual Programming
Alex Jacobs


A Framework for Player Traits and Behaviours
Jackson Fuller

Creating a Virtual Reality Horror Experience
Travis Jeffery and Reza Ryan

Creating Digitally-Enhanced Acoustic Performance Spaces for Pipe Organ and Choir
Philip Matthias, David Cornforth and Nathan Scott

Design is Like… Making Sense of Things Through the Creative use of Analogy
Mike McAuley

Digital Play – Making New Links in the Brain
Dale Patterson

Inside the Spark: Pondering the Creative Process of Fast Songwriting
Ross Mclennan and Ross McLennan

Integrating Consumer Friendly Microtransactions Encouraged Through Gameplay that Promotes Product Advocacy
Travis New, Justin Carter and Ross McLennan

Mapping Input: Balancing Virtual Simulation and Responsiveness
Arden Sedmak and Justin Carter

Musical Manipulation 1 – Qualitative Correlations Between Harmonic Dissonance and the Emotions
Ross Mclennan and Ross McLennan

New World Immersion: A Creative Inquiry into Enhanced Dynamic Music in the Open Worlds of Medieval-based Roleplaying Games
Melissa Nichols

Painting’s Facture and its Digital Translation
Chris Worfold

Photogrammetry: Techniques for Independent Game Developers
Sean Backhouse, Justin Carter and Ross Mclennan

Realistic vs Stylistic: An Exploration of the Expressive Abilities of Stylisation in 3D Art
Angus McMeekin and Reza Ryan

Re-directing the Lens
Sonia York-Pryce

Refining the Zone: Enriched Video Game Immersion in Hub Zones through Phases of Musical Re-Composition
Benjamin Lang and Ross McLennan

Responsive Animation – An Examination of Character Animation for Responsive Game Feel
Justin T Carter

Search-Based Procedural Generation for First-Person Shooter Maps
Dylan Ward and Reza Ryan

Zero and I: The Void in Augmented Reality
Grace Herrmann and Ross McLennan

Stochastic Weather Modelling to Generate Rain, Snowfall and Wind
Ceegan Kohere and Reza Ryan

The Divinity of the Machine
Phil Aitken

The Journal of Brief Ideas: An Intervention into the Academic Publishing Ecosystem
David Harris and Arfon Smith

Visually Exploring the Acoustic World
Leah Gustafson, Chris Carter, Susan Fuller, Leah Barclay and Charles Dacosta

“You’ve Got A Friend in Me!”: The Fellowship of the ‘Others’
Charulatha Mani and Taana Rose