Monthly Archives: July 2009

Holland Futures

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Elevator portal to the Wonderland

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Playful Innovation

Philips Design published few materials about the use of ‘serious games’ in design and innovation- see Playful Innovation on their site. There is a pdf describing one of such games – Spark, a small boardgame helping to generate new thoughts … Continue reading

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Zombies Always Win!

Looks like playing video games can *also* improve your memory – at least that what the ‘playful experiments’ by the Pivec Labs point to. The company developed a small, funny, yet necessarily scary game to measure your memory capacity (Phonological … Continue reading

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To HAR or not to HAR?

Hacking at Random will be held in August 2009 (=soon), and I still didn’t make my mind on whether I should go this year or not. The program looks intense and interesting (as usual), but also very techy, at least … Continue reading

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Hell to Heaven, elevator pitch

Civilization, by Marco Brambilla, is a stunning video installation designed for the elevators of the Standard Hotel in New York. “The video mural depicts a journey from Hell to Heaven interpreted through modern film language using computer-enhanced found footage,” writes … Continue reading

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Freedom, Ghanified

Somehow I got to this gathering in Second Life, with, and about the Ghana speech of Obama. Usually it’s not my piece of cake, but via-via I got an invite (and then tp) from a friend from the crowd. The … Continue reading

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Are you an Alien?

The boy has his birthday party yesterday – it bit earlier that his ‘real’ BD is, but since all his friends will be on school holidays by then, we decided to throw in it June. The party plot was complex, … Continue reading

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Lance hunts the gold. Lance – gnome, lol

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Masters’ Graduation Show

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