Tag Archives: Games & Gamification

Purge: Role-playing game to learn, and to change

The key message of my presentation was that the ‘social media’ change us, and we need to understand these changes, these transformation to employ all these new tools properly. But our own transformation in turn becomes a tool; or rather … Continue reading

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Creativity is CRISP in the Netherlands

Last Wednesday I went to Delft, to joint a kick-off workshop of the CRISP, a new large-scale R&D program for creative industries. I was invited to the event at the last moment, and wasn’t aware how large it is, I … Continue reading

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Gamification and Its Discontents

Pawned. Gamification and Its Discontents, by Sebastian Deterding from the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. 60+ slides worth browsing.

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City of Happiness: Caviar Rouge Game

I wrote about Caviar Rouge Forum, one of the projects by the Caravan Culture agency I was involved in (albeit in a minor way, I was just a member of a panel discussing the concept of ‘design-mindedness’). This time it … Continue reading

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Playing in Hell

xkcd published yet another genius observation on the contemporary life, an imaginary Hell game (sort of existential Tetris); in a matter of hours the game was actually developed – you are welcome to try it. You can now literally feel … Continue reading

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Reflective futures, or Mafia begins and wins

March’s issue of Wired published large (and I should add, long-waited) piece on the Mafia game (otherwise known as Werewolf) – How a parlour game became a tech phenomenon. The rules of the games are simple, deceptively simple even, to … Continue reading

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Counterfactual thinking creates meaning (of the futures)

This is a lovely cartoon itself, but it may also work as an excellent illustration to the recently published research paper From what might have been to what must have been: Counterfactual thinking creates meaning, published recently in the Journal … Continue reading

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McGonigal on gaming as a lifestyle

CNN has just published a lovely video with a charming Jane McGonigal who explains why games are great, and why we all need to start playing more. I can not embed the video here (at least from their site), so … Continue reading

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EnerCities game

Recently I came across an interesting project/game called EnerCities. Supported by EU and co-developed by a consortium of diverse partners (including the Dutch game design studio Paladin), this is indeed a ’serious game’ aimed to help people to imagine and … Continue reading

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Art Rotterdam

During the last weekend we went to to Art Rotterdam, a large, if not the largest show/fair of contemporary art in Holland. There was a lot interesting works n display, ranging from more traditional formats like paintings or photography, to … Continue reading

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