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Week 172

Woah, almost fell off the horse there—it’s Wednes­day and I haven’t writ­ten up last weeks notes yet. So real quick, let me tell you what hap­pened.

Most notably, I fin­ished writ­ing my Game­ful World chap­ter. I then added ref­er­ences and col­lect­ed images. After one last proof­read I sent it to the edi­tors one day short of the dead­line. It’ll be peer-reviewed and I’m told I can expect feed­back some­where begin­ning of next year.

It’s a tra­di­tion of sorts for us to have wrap-up drinks with a client after we fin­ish a project. So we head­ed to Ledig Erf to do just that with our friends of the Uni­ver­si­ty Muse­um to cel­e­brate Beesten­bende.

I had numer­ous meet­ings about pos­si­ble future projects. Devel­op­ment on SAKE con­tin­ued. And I kicked off a new project with Her­man code­named HIRAME. It’s con­cept devel­op­ment for a game aimed at fos­ter­ing cer­tain cul­tur­al val­ues with­in a big con­sul­tan­cy.

Over the week­end I had the plea­sure see­ing some very excit­ing acts per­form live at Le Guess Who?—my favorite annu­al music fes­ti­val and maybe the best thing to hap­pen to this city in the past five years. High­lights includ­ed Matthew Dear, Fuck But­tons and Destroy­er. Give them a lis­ten.

And final­ly, on Sun­day I treat­ed myself to an after­noon of ‘brain train­ing’ at the annu­al Nexus con­fer­ence. The theme was How to Change the World? and the pro­gram includ­ed a keynote from no-one less than Alain Badiou. His argu­ment and the ones that fol­lowed in the intense pan­el dis­cus­sions for me boiled down to the fol­low­ing:

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