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Week 157

As I write this, I am sat in my sec­ond home The Vil­lage, sip­ping a nice cup of Cos­ta Rica Monte Cadet. Last week around this time, I was get­ting on a train at Berlin Haupt­bahn­hof, hav­ing just spent lit­tle under a week work­ing with Alper and play­ing at Play­pub­lik. Before my depar­ture I squeezed […]

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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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Week 153

The not-much-gets-done-due to-sum­mer trend con­tin­ued last week. I spent some time prepar­ing for my talk on PLAY Pilots in Helsin­ki. This includ­ed a trawl of the project’s blog archives. I was remind­ed of the won­der­ful work done by the stu­dios that par­tic­i­pat­ed as well as the Hub­bub team that worked on the web­site. The whole […]

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Kars speaking at several upcoming events

There’s a num­ber of upcom­ing events in the Nether­lands and abroad that I’ll be speak­ing at. Here’s a quick run­down. The first one is short notice: this week­end I will be in Helsin­ki for Virtueel Platform’s Dutch E-cul­­ture Days at the World Design Cap­i­tal Pavil­ion. I will be talk­ing about PLAY Pilots, and specif­i­cal­ly the […]

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Week 152

Let’s see what hap­pened last week shall we? I know I’ve been say­ing that we’re close to fin­ish­ing Beesten­bende for a while now. But we’re close. Hon­est. Me and Alper did some dot­ting of Is and cross­ing of Ts. We now have an actu­al release client. On Tues­day I had lunch with the Niels ‘t […]

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Two new projects in the portfolio

I’ve added two projects to our port­fo­lio recent­ly. I thought I’d post a quick note to point them out to you. Learn­ing Lab The first one is Learn­ing Lab, a design research project we ran in the last few months of 2010. It was com­mis­sioned by an exper­i­men­tal edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram for VU and UvA stu­dents […]

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My talk at Ignite Amsterdam 4

Here’s a selec­tion of the 20 pic­tures I showed at Ignite Ams­ter­dam 4, and the words I man­aged to cram into the 5 min­utes I had avail­able to me. It’s about some of the things that excite me, some of our recent work (most notably PLAY Pilots) and some of our new projects on the […]

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Things we’re working on (volume 1)

So I decid­ed to make a lit­tle ‘what’s on deck’ area on the wall behind my desk today. These are all list­ed in my Things and stuff, but I like hav­ing things around me phys­i­cal­ly as a kind of ambi­ent reminder, also to all the oth­er folks in the stu­dio. And now I’m think­ing, why […]

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PLAY Pilots is live

We’ve launched a first ver­sion of PLAY Pilots; a web site we’ve been work­ing on the past few months. It is the next phase of our engage­ment with the city of Utrecht on cul­tur­al inno­va­tion through play, which I allud­ed to in this post.1 At this point, the site allows you to see what cus­­tom-made […]

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