Archive for November, 2009

IDEO article

27Nov09

While we’re on the subject of Wired, a quick shout out to my old professor Bill Moggridge, an amazing designer and very nice man. He’s featured in this month’s edition as well, talking about design thinking and offering his ideas (or, given the IDEO approach, offering a selection of group ideas) on ‘how to tackle […]


Play Music

27Nov09

This is the problem with reading Wired as a blogger; you basically want to write a post on every feature they do. In the latest edition, there’s all kinds of stuff which would suit the PlayLondon remit, but I was immediately drawn to a piece about rubber band music. The guy who does it (an […]


Hide & Seek

20Nov09

Hah! Good stuff happening! I blog randomly about how I’d like to see more social interaction games in London (see last post). And then today someone called Gideon Reeling starts following me on Twitter (don’t know if that’s connected – probably not). His blurb says he’s interested in play, so I google around a bit […]


I went to a very interesting talk last night by Kevin Slavin, the co-founder of New York games company area/code. The theme was ‘Playing the City’ and he was talking about how games can create and enhance social systems. In particular he was celebrating how games are returning to their social function after a few […]


Wowsers! Now this is a creative use of time. Apparently this stop-motion piece of genius won something at Sundance this year. I’m not bloody surprised! It’s amazing, and must have taken days to do. I particularly like the Rubix Cube chopping. PES is the man (woman? collective?) behind it. I’m going to check out more of […]


Subtle Mob

11Nov09

Got to do another quick post, as I’ve just come across this, which looks pretty cool: it’s a secret meet-up tomorrow from the Bristol-based artist Duncan Speakman. So far details are sketchy, but basically you sign up on the site, download the MP3, turn up at the destination you’re sent to, and at the appropriate […]


Erstwhile Pulp frontman and Jacko-baiter Jarvis Cocker has set up a short-lease residency in East London this week. He’s hosting a series of improv sessions, inviting members of the public to jam with him at Village Underground in Shoreditch. If you missed it, he did a similar thing in Paris in May, and this week has been […]