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Newspaper article “A truly smart city is a playful city” (Parool, May 30 2015)

For the Saturday May 30 2015 edition of national newspaper Parool (with a strong basis in Amsterdam), I wrote an opinion article called “Een echte slimme stad is een speelse stad” (“A truly…

New article “Playful planning: citizens making the smart and social city”

A while ago I contributed an article about urban play and games and citizen engagement to the ECLECTIS final report “A contribution from cultural and creative actors to citizens’ empowerment”, on the invitation of Karien Vermeulen, Head of…

Out now: Open Access edited volume “The Playful Citizen”

Long time in the making but finally available as an Open Access Publication: The Playful Citizen: Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture, edited by René Glas, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Joost Raessens, and Imar de Vries (Amsterdam…

Games for Cities – The Citizen City Talk Show

How can games improve the social ties and living conditions of unaddressed audiences in Eindhoven? In a city that is increasingly relying on technology to connect to its citizens, how can those not…

Games for Cities – The Citizen City Game Jam

What obstacles for game designers arise from the tension between gathering data from citizens and addressing a non-digital but spatially defined audience? This question arose during the Games for Cities game jam held…

Games for Cities – The Inclusive City Game Talk Show

This post will deal with The Inclusive City Game Talk Show held on the 23rd of November 2016 at Wijk & Co. in Utrecht Overvecht. Like the preceding event in Amsterdam, the talk…

Games for Cities – The Inclusive City Game Jam

How do you design useful games for a neighborhood that houses about 170 different nationalities? This question shaped The Inclusive City Game Jam held on the 23rd and 24th of November 2016 in…

Games for Cities – The Circular City Game Jam

How can city games staged in public spaces activate citizens around the theme of the circular economy? That was the central question explored in the Games for Cities training school and game jam…

Essay (in Dutch) “Stories about smart cities: how citizen can identify with their city”

Recently I wrote an essay at the invitation of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK). In the essay (Dutch), I argue that the lack of appealing narratives about smart cities is one…

Call workshop “Playable Cities: The City as Digital Playground”, Utrecht June 28–30 2016

I am one of the co-organizers of this workshop at Intetain 2016. Our friends from Bristol’s Playable City project – who coined the term – will come an give a talk! PLAYABLE CITIES:…

Digital Cities 9 workshop “Hackable Cities: From Subversive City Making to Systemic Change”, 27 June 2015, University of Limerick

Workshop “Digital Cities 9 – Hackable Cities: From Subversive City Making to Systemic Change” 27 June 2015, University of Limerick, Ireland, prior to the Communities & Technologies Conference 2015.   Full Programme of workshop…

Edited volume "Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” (2015). Image credit: Photograph of the game I’d Hide You, Blast Theory, 2012 (courtesy of Blast Theory).

Book “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” now available as free pdf

It is a pleasure to announce that the edited volume “Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures” has been published by Amsterdam University Press. The book is also available as a freely downloadable Open…

Publication: Rezone Playful Interventions – Spelen voor de toekomst

Last year The Mobile City was a partner in the project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this project three teams of an architect and a game studio created a temporary playful urban intervention for a near-vacant factory at the edge of the city center of Den Bosch.

Rezone Playful Interventions: playing for vacancy

The Mobile City partnered in the project “Rezone Playful Interventions” about the use of playful design strategies to repurpose vacant spaces. In this project three teams composed of an architect and a game…

Essay: City-Making as World Making

In the mid-1990s, the Council of Europe commissioned the eminent French philosopher Pierre Lévy to investigate a new technology that – as it foresaw at the time – would without a doubt have…

Media interventions in the city: assembling new publics of strangers (guest post by Katía Truijen)

Occasionally we post contributions from guest authors. This one below is a section from the interesting MA thesis by Katía Truijen. Enjoy! === Media interventions in the city: assembling new publics of strangers Katía…

CONFERENCE: HYBRID CITY II: Subtle rEvolutions, 23-25 May 2013 Athens Greece

This should be a great event. The Mobile City have been asked into the scientific committee. The HYBRID CITY II: Subtle rEvolutions Conference, workshops, exhibition and parallel events 23-25 May 2013 National and…

Txt and the city

This is a commissioned article I wrote a few months ago for Canvas8 about the role of technologies in urban culture and its implications for brands. It is republished here with kind permission.  …

Ownership in the hybrid city: themes and examples (part 2)

A while ago our study ‘Ownership in the Hybrid City’ was published. The study, written in collaboration with Virtueel Platform, informs the event Social Cities of Tomorrow (14 − 17 Feb 2012). In…

Ownership in the hybrid city: themes and examples (part 2)

A while ago our study ‘Ownership in the Hybrid City’ was published. The study, written in collaboration with Virtueel Platform, informs the upcoming event Social Cities of Tomorrow (14 − 17 Feb 2012)….