Posts Tagged ‘games’

Ages ago I went to a Russell Davies talk in which he spoke about the Google ESP game, which turned a tricky task for a robot (tagging images) into a fun game for humans. Clever stuff. Though computers think quicker than we do and are great with the complex calculations, humans are still much better […]


OK, so the party season has definitely kicked off. We’re a week into December and already the diary’s pretty much full of Christmassy events (including one entry on the 16th December that just says ‘getting pissed’ – no idea where or why). And among the drunken revelry there’s time for some games stuff. Last night […]


Boardgame Remix

29Nov10

OK, enough about me. Back to the play stuff. This one comes courtesy of Pete Law, who works at Hide&Seek, the games designer folks who put on the Sandpit events. Basically, they’ve come up with a very clever way of restimulating traditional board games. Monopoly takes forever, Cluedo is essentially a logic puzzle with secret […]


Holy Christ this weather kills me. Every sodding autumn I get the same desire to move to Australia to become a professional surfer and beachwear model. But instead I’m trapped here  losing my mind, tan and will to live. And I’ve managed to bugger up my neck somehow so every morning starts with a a […]


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 […]


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 […]