MICA names first Game Designer-in-Residence - Technical.ly Baltimore

Creative

Aug. 28, 2017 12:57 pm

MICA names first Game Designer-in-Residence

Lishan AZ will spend a year at the arts college. She's working on a game to connect riders on public transit.
Lishan AZ will be working at MICA’S Game Lab this year.

Lishan AZ will be working at MICA'S Game Lab this year.

(Courtesy photo)

MICA said Lishan AZ will be its first Game Designer-in-Residence.

AZ, who is originally from Silver Spring, will spend a year researching, creating and teaching at the arts college’s Game Lab.

“Lishan’s unique background working in tabletop, mixed reality, digital and community-based game projects highlights the diverse and powerful ways in which games can engage communities — which aligns closely with our program’s goals,” MICA Game Design Program Chair Jason Corace said in a statement.

The residency program is part of a wave of expansion for MICA’s game design program, which will also introduce a Bachelor of Fine Arts for the first time this fall. The Game Lab is housed in the Dolphin Design Center, which is also a new building.

During the residency, AZ will work on an interactive experience for public transit systems that seeks to connect users both through smartphones and non-digital tools. It’s designed to encourage a “warmer and more social atmosphere on Baltimore’s public transit,” according to a statement.

AZ, who was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for games this year, completed an MFA at the University of Southern California.

-30-
CONTRIBUTE TO THE
JOURNALISM FUND

Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Galen Robotics investment shows how the Opportunity Zone program can fund startups

Baltipreneurs Accelerator will convene ventures from Loyola and across the city

3 ways Innov8MD supports student entrepreneurs in Maryland

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How this lawyer is helping entrepreneurs bark up the right tree

Baltimore, MD

14 West

Qlik Developer

Apply Now

Baltimore, MD

14 West

Senior Qlik Developer

Apply Now

Baltimore, MD

14 West

Lead Qlik Developer

Apply Now

MICA receives $5M to launch Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

3 ways higher ed is playing a role in the future of Baltimore’s workforce

Why Baltimore rose to the ‘top of the list’ when this biotech team needed a new HQ

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Get to know SmartLogic’s culture of plants, podcasts and productive client relationships

Baltimore

14 West

Senior Business Analyst

Apply Now

Baltimore

SmartLogic

Operations Manager

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA

Vistar Media

Software Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!