FORA.tv Speaker - Alice Taylor
Alice Taylor commissions cross-platform educational content for 14-19 year olds, aiming to get useful, life-helpful information to teens via their most favoured platforms and formats.
She specializes in videogames and virtual worlds, and Channel 4 Education's 2009 slate includes Routes, a cross-platform game tackling DNA and genetic testing, Smokescreen, a cross-platform game on the subject of privacy, online security and surveillance, and 1066 The Game, a web game depicting the events of the battles of 1066. Bow Street Runner, C4 Education's first game commission, won a Children's BAFTA in 2008.
Taylor was a judge for the 2006 & 2007 Independent Games Festival, the D&AD awards 2008, and IndieCade 2009. Alice founded the gamecentric blog Wonderland (www.wonderlandblog.com) and writes about gaming for sites and magazines, including The Guardian, New Statesman, and Kotaku.
She joined Channel 4 from BBC Worldwide, where she was Vice President, Digital Media for the USA's west coast operations.
09.24.09 | 00:55:44 min
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