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Week 248

Standing

Most of last week for all of us was spent on Standing, our app for playful activism which saw public release (announcement). Responses have been more than positive and we have had people standing from all over the world already. One of our biggest inspirations, Bernie De Koven called it an example of inactivism. We like that term a lot. We have been busy improving the website, fixing bugs, talking to people about the project and planning the launch party at Mediamatic Thursday evening. You are more than welcome to join us!

Other than that Kars dropped by EYE for a workshop. We had a good chat about games with Nina Polak of Dutch publication De Correspondent. We debriefed the project CHUTORO with GEElab and reflected on our experiences collaborating.

We discussed further work on KEGANI since the proposal we made for it was not selected. The idea of KEGANI is to create a hybrid game to make more people aware of a social issue. We are going to work on the concept further and explore other partners who would be interested in working with us on this. The SHIJIMI proposal is moving forward steadily and it turns out that a lot of people are interested in gamelike urban development right now.

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