Episode 13 - Prof. Dr. Steffen P. Walz
Steffen is an explorer - a title he has given himself for his current position at Volkswagen Group’s digital transformation subsidiary diconium but that holds also true for the rest of his life. We talk about the strange turns of Steffen's career, travel in all it forms and how health and mobility have always played a role in his life since the very beginning.
Games Steffen mentions: Ultima, Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox, Get Bad News, Go Viral, Breaking Harmony Square, Boulder Dash, Unreal Tournament, God of War, Gran Turismo, Katamari Damacy, Rez, Destiny 2, Pokemon Go, Untitled Goose Game, Heavenly Bodies
Books/TV/Music Steffen mentions: The Avalon Project – Wolfgang Hohlbein, J.R.R. Tolkien, Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman, Locke & Key, HP Lovecraft, Leon Fast Vegan Cookbook, Polylux, RBB, ARD, ORB, Arabella, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Beasty Boys, Green Day, From Outer Space, Angie, The Rolling Stones
People from the games industry: Sebastian Stamm, Notch, Jesse Shell, Heather Kelly, Uli Götz, Adam Moravanszky, Benedict Morschheuser
Companies/Associations/Universities: diconium, Volkswagen, CARIAD, audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz and Daimler, SLK, Schwalbe, ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Nokia, Compaq, HP, GDC - Game Developer's Conference, LucasArts, Black Pants Game Studio, GDC Showcase, ZHdK, SGDA, novodex, nvidia, Omniverse, Epic Games, G-LAB, SXSW, holoride, Tesla, WHO, Carnegie Mellon University, A MAZE./Berlin, Indie Arena Booth
Other interesting stuff and people: RPG, Serious Games, Grunge photographer Charles Peterson, Palm Pilot, Gamification, Antifragility, Homo ludens