April 27, 8:00am - 9:00am NZST. Hosted at Studio One Toi Tū
part of a series on Game
About the speaker
Throughout human history, games were about winning or losing.
Maru Nihoniho, MNZM, is the managing director, game producer and designer at Metia Interactive (an award-winning game design studio she founded in 2002) pushes the boundaries of what is possible to achieve with a game.
Author James P. Carse extends this concept beautifully in Finite and Infinite Games: “A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
Maru epitomises how the gaming world can improve our realities. In 2016 Maru was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for her work in gaming and mental health, and recently awarded the Innovator of the Year in 2017 MCV Pacific Women in Games Awards from Xbox. She has completed her Masters Degree in Technological Futures, where she produced a game called Tākaro to teach rangatahi to strengthen spatial awareness skills and learn coding concepts.
Which game are you playing with your art? Keep your eyes on the journey, not the prize.
This month is presented by our global partner MailChimp. This month’s global exploration of Game was chosen by our Liège chapter and illustrated by Jeffrey Phillips.
Studio One Toi Tū offers more ways for Aucklanders to meet and share ideas, skills and practices – with each other and visitors. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, a maker a resident or a visitor, creativity can become part of your life in Auckland.
Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders through funding, capability building, our international programme and advocacy.
3rdeye is a specialist recruitment and talent management agency based in Auckland, New Zealand - working locally, acting globally. We offer expertise recruitment, talent management, search, career and industry advice within the Advertising, Design, Digital, PR and Media industries. We focus on representing the best talent and matching them with the perfect client. Simply put – you meet them through us!
It’s tempting to get caught up in the latest and greatest, but we try to remember who we are doing this for and what it is we do best: roasting delicious coffee and creating meaningful coffee experiences for folks who simply love coffee. We roast coffee for our amazing customers; be they café owners or enthusiastic home brewers - coffee drinkers! And luckily, we still get to drink it too. At the heart of Supreme is people, and the way coffee connects us. Perhaps our core product is not, in fact, coffee, but instead, what happens over a coffee shared - generous hospitality.
The Midnight Baker started as side project, spurned forward by a love of baking treats late at night and a quest to find wholesome, healthy alternatives that catered to my Gluten & Dairy free dietary requirements. Disappointed by the varieties of bread on offer, I set myself the task of researching and refining recipes with the goal of being able to offer a loaf that ticked all the boxes for dietary requirements without comprising on taste.
At antipodes we believe the heroes of the table should be the food and fine wine so we chose a water source that has a mineral fingerprint subtle enough to refresh but not alter the palate. Antipodes is very proud to support CreativeMornings Auckland because everything we do in life requires a creative mind.
Forage + Bloom’s roots are embedded within herbal medicine, holistic philosophy, and the synergy between people and plants. Quality and sustainability matters to them. Their organic herbs are hand blended in small batches to ensure optimal freshness and potency. Enjoy our infusions hot, cold, in cocktails and with fresh herbs.
At Almighty, we strive to be socially innovative with the way we do business (juicy business), and creativity has always been at the heart of social innovation, exploring new ways of finding solutions to world problems that are more just, more efficient, more sustainable and, sometimes, just more effective. We choose to support the CreativeMornings breakfast lectures to not only encourage others to take part, but to engage in this discourse ourselves, to learn, and to take part in some small way.
The Jungle is a small team of multimedia communicators who have been making digital content together since 2012. Combining our creative, technical and strategic skills: we are a content production company that specialises in the creation of engaging content for digital channels. We strive to keep things simple, to be genuine and easy to work with, and to produce content that’s beautiful, consistent, and real. And we’ve been supporting the CreativeMornings/AKL team with our other “creative hats” on since the beginning.