Volker Pook

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The family name Pook is written in Japanese in a katakana phonetic translation using the characters “pu” and “ku”. Katakana (Jap. 片仮名 or カタカナ) is a syllabary, a set of symbols that represent syllables. Besides hiragana, it is the second Japanese syllabary. Each katakana symbol stands as a syllabogram either for a vowel or a consonant with the following vowel. Since my wife is Japanese and my children are half Japanese I am trying to learn this language.

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Meaning and Computer Games

Communication materials for a game conference

For the “9th International Philosophy of Computer Games Conference – Meaning and Computer Games”, a key visual was developed that evokes games and computers in an easily associable way. The key visual has to be adaptable and scalable to different communication channels. The aesthetics of the design draws on the book Egoshooter – Das Raumbild des Computerspiels by Prof. Dr. habil. Stephan Günzel, who was one of the initiators of the conference.

The project was realized in collaboration with Lena Uphoff.