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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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