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Links to some of Mark’s work and websites.
The first Women in Games conference was held by Mark Eyles at the University of Portsmouth in 2004. Following its success conferences ran until 2011, a committee was set up to continue the initiative. Following the 2004 conference other independently run groups were set up to continue the good work of bringing together industry and academia to explore issues around women researching and working in games. Notable initiatives were Women in Games International in the USA and Women in Games Jobs. Women in Games Jobs has now taken the mantle of Women in Games (dropped the ‘Jobs’) and continues to do great work.
Mark was an educational advisor at TIGA from 2007 through to 2020, creating and running an Accreditation Scheme for university and college courses. He also helped design and run the TIGA STAR Employer Award Scheme. He wrote the University Games Course Benchmarks.
From 2008-2010 some groups of Mark’s students at the University of Portsmouth worked on projects to create Tai Chi training materials. Mark motion captured the Tai Chi yang style short form and they took this data and used it with a number of different technologies. The trainers reached a prototype stage of development.