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Austin: SxSW

Overall the expected slightly frenzied mix of showcase, panels and parties. Reflecting against my last visit four years ago, reality has rather overtaken the naïve enthusiasm of the early years of SxSW Interactive. There were no start-ups in branded T … Continue reading

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London: Shadowing

Installed as part of the launch of Culture Mile – Chomko & Rosier’s Shadowing lamps were placed at six locations through Smithfield and Barbican. Their beautiful video here: Shadowing London from Chomko & Rosier on Vimeo. The next stop for … Continue reading

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August

As is now traditional the UK has adopted a southern European attitude to August, so a good time to both catch up and look forward. Playable City continues to expand. The Smart Oxford Playable City commission went to Guerrilla Dance … Continue reading

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Smart Oxford Playable City

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission shortlist has been announced. From mysterious creatures appearing on city streets eager to make new friends, to forbidden buttons that connect the curious of Oxford. Artists, designers, technologists and creative practitioners were challenged to … Continue reading

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Smart Oxford Playable City Commission

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is a brand new commission, challenging creatives from around the world to produce an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the city of Oxford. Smart Oxford will work with Playable … Continue reading

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Creative Producers International

Creative Producers International is a new worldwide talent development programme led by Watershed, which will provide fifteen Creative Producers from across the globe with the skills they need to become the city change-makers of the future. Expanding and leveraging the … Continue reading

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2017

So I’ve been invited to a reception in Washington the weekend of the presidential inauguration…part of me finds the idea interesting and compelling, part of me wants to run a mile. Much like the prospect of 2017 really. For DIT … Continue reading

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Playable City Award 2016 – winning commission

A belated note on the 2016 Playable City commission. With a working title of Stop Smile Stroll, the project will focus on pedestrian crossings – co-creating playful interventions with local residents (e.g. it might be a disco one minute, something … Continue reading

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Technology & Playable City

We define Playable City as re-using the fabric of the city to create unexpected interactions, which surprise and inspire new thinking. We also aspire to create work which is as open and democratic as possible. There is nothing in that … Continue reading

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Playable City Award 2016/17

The 2016/17 Playable City Award is now open for applications, an international call for ideas with a specific focus on journeys. As cities grow and populations increase, how we get from A to B affects a city’s liveability, well-being, and … Continue reading

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