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Public Game Installations & Player Engagement

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking at Dutch E-Culture Days in Helsinki. An event organized by Virtueel Platform, it took place at the World Design Capital Pavilion and lasted two days. On the first, several Dutch transmedia projects were presented. My favorite was filmmaker Floris Kaayk’s Human Birdwings project, an elaborate […]

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Games for Tweetakt 2012 announced

Today the program for the 2012 edition of Tweetakt Festival has gone live. I just wanted to draw your attention to the great games I selected to be put on display at the main festival pavilion: Fingle by Game Oven; like Twister for your fingers with a Barry White feel. Hokra by Ramiro Corbetta; two-versus-two […]

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Looking back on playful Tweetakt 2011

I’ve just uploaded a set of photos taken at the opening of the playful Tweetakt 2011 exhibition. As you may recall, I was asked to curate an interactive addition to this youth theatre festival. The works I selected are in my opinion all wonderful examples of the way play can lead to performance. Each was […]

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Come over and play at Tweetakt

From my window I can see guys building the Tweetakt pavilion on the Neude square. They’ve started today. Next week, the festival starts. And I’m a little excited because this year I was asked by Tweetakt to curate the interactive exhibition that will be on display at the pavilion. Tweetakt is a festival for performing […]

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Join us for playful meanderings through Leidsche Rijn this saturday

I’ve always found neighborhoods under construction curious places. There is a strange tension between the place as planned and the place as executed and subsequently lived in. Leidsche Rijn is a new neighborhood being built in Utrecht (which is my hometown and also where Hubbub’s studio is located). When it is finished in 2025 it […]

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Making cultural events more playful

These are sketches from a presentation that I delivered a while back to a room full of organizers of cultural events and creative agencies from Utrecht. This was the culmination of a study commissioned by the city of Utrecht, in which we looked at ways of adding playful elements to the programs of some of […]

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