Archive for July, 2010

God I love Berlin. Just wandering through the streets of Prenzlauer Berg yesterday when we came across these street-trampolines. Right next to them were some public ping-pong tables with just everybody chilling out, having a beer in the setting sun. I’m pretty certain I could live here. Advertisements


Ah, I’ve mentioned Conspiracy for Good before – the Tim Kring games thingy around London – but I’ve just been swapping emails with The Londoneer, and he reminds me that there’s another event tomorrow, this time in Brick Lane. Once again I’ve scheduled a holiday while all this stuff is going on (I’m off to […]


The Tate is up to some really interesting stuff at the moment. Here’s just a couple of their projects on the go right now: 1) The Tate Movie Project – an interactive initiative to get kids involved in the process of making a film. It aims to come up with a 20-minute animated film by […]


Just come across this on FutureLab: The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice has a conference about ‘Playful Learning‘ this September; bit pricey – 85 quid if you sign up before the 26th July, and 135 quid after – but it looks like there are some good speakers and it should be an interesting one […]


A quick lunchtime post before I pass out from hunger, but I’ve just seen a headline on the BBC website saying that “gorillas ‘play games of tag like humans’”. According to the article, scientists have studied footage of gorillas tapping each other and then running away, and reckon they’re playing as a way of testing […]


Christ! I almost missed this, and it’s right up my strasse: a festival of play this weekend on the South Bank. Brought to you by the good people at Hide&Seek, it’s a three-day thingy (yesterday, today, tomorrow), where folk get to try out new social games and playful experiences. Most of it is free, to […]


Say ‘Yes’

09Jul10

When I lived in the States I used to enjoy a blog called Creative DC, which definitely inspired me to set up Play London. Anyway, I’ve just been reading a new blog from Amanda Hirsch, the girl who set up Creative DC, and I came across this quote from Stephen Colbert. Who’d have thought the […]