Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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SPENT

Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illenss.

Next thing you know, a chain of events send things spiraling out of control.

How would you cope?

Where would you go?

What would you do?

Figure something out, right?

SPENT is a webgame about short-term personal finance, or the daily need to pinch pennies just to keep food on the table and provide a small levee against emergencies. The game was launched in February 2011 as a collaboration between McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham to challenge people to think about poverty and homelessness.

Project details

Year of development :2011
Created by:McKinney
With:Urban Ministries of Durham, WhiteNoise Lab

Available formats

Official website

http://playspent.org/