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russell davies: not playful
"There seems to be some sort of consensus that the highest form of play is fully immersive, interactive live theatre. Well not for me. The rhetoric of these things is often about people making their own choices, being free to act, creating their own narrative, etc, etc. And I always end up feeling like a piece, a pawn." Totally; not for me, either, though I'm not totally into "Social Toys" either - but Russell's points are perfectly valid and sensible. (I do like theatre, though). Probably ought to write more than a few hundred characters on this.
theatre  pretending  play  socialplay  social  games  mores  immersion 
april 2010 by infovore
"We create physical, social games for public space. Our games get people moving and talking. They stimulate their creativity and get them to connect." Kars has a name for his new venture.
friends  games  play  socialplay  karsalfrink 
november 2009 by infovore
4 Takeaways From the Social Gaming Summit — So Far
"Pincus said game-based activity like this was an investment of what he called “social capital,” a means of maintaining contact with our growing network of friends and acquaintances. If the industry further emphasized this advantage in future games, Pincus argued with charming bullishness, social gaming could become as pervasive as social networks themselves."
socialplay  games  socialsoftware  socialcapital  gaas  facebook  myspace  platform 
june 2009 by infovore

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