Thorsten "Storno" Wiedemann during his lecture at the Merz Akademie.
Thorsten “Storno” Wiedemann talks about arthouse games and the (sub)cultures of game development.
Thorsten S. Wiedemann is founder and artistic director of A MAZE. He produces and curates under this international label festivals, exhibitions and workshops on the intersection of games, games culture, digital arts and playful media. With “A MAZE. / Berlin” he created one international festivals to present arthouse games, playful media and alternative games culture. He generates new controversial formats (e.g. A MAZE. Magazine, A MAZE. Pop-ups, A MAZE. / SPACE, A MAZE. Train Jam) and gives room for experimentation and exchange. Thorsten established since 2012 the A MAZE. Awards, which goes artistic games in six categories. His focus is on the interdisciplinary and diverse discourse about the medium of the 21. century and in filling the gaps between playful media, art and technology. He also spend during his Disconnected performance 48hrs in virtual reality! Currently he lives and works in Berlin.