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‘Unboxing’ at Behavior Design Amsterdam #16 - Leapfroglog
This is very good stuff from Kars: from the challenges of designing with machine learning through to Value Sensitive Design and the complexity of good work.
karsalfrink  design  machinelearning  ml  ethics  values 
19 days ago by infovore
Pig Chase, a game for pigs and humans – Hubbub
"The choice for light as a medium is the result of a systematic exploration of what kinds of stimuli pigs respond to. We were aware of some evidence indicating pigs enjoy light. But when we saw how they reacted to a laser pointer, we knew we were on to something." Kars' frankly crazy game for pigs and people is in video form now, but he's deadly serious about it existing. I'm quite excited for him.
karsalfrink  hubbub  pigs  buta  play  games  interaction  design 
december 2011 by infovore
The Transformers at dConstruct 2011 – Hubbub
Kars' "hypertext remix" of his marvellous dConstruct talk. It was sensitive and well thought-through, and appealed to me as both a designer and game maker. Very much worth your time.
baarle  karsalfrink  dconstruct2011  cities  games  design  talks 
september 2011 by infovore
Slides and notes for ‘Limits of the Imaginable’ – a lecture on the future of applied game design
Kars on games, cities, and biology. Lovely. And: he's exploring game-design for *pigs*, which makes me impossibly excited.
games  design  cities  biology  karsalfrink 
november 2010 by infovore
Leapfroglog - Jane Jacobs and London’s Old Street area
"Perhaps the Shoreditch startups are more effective than their Dutch counterparts not just because they do more with less... but because they are in London. A city at a different scale than Amsterdam or for that matter the greater Amsterdam area, the Randstad as we call it around these parts. A city with a more diverse ecosystem of services and things, smaller services, more specialised services, ready to be employed by companies like BERG and RIG and Tinker, enhancing their abilities when needed."
cities  startups  karsalfrink  london  berg  culture 
december 2009 by infovore
Hubbub
"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
Leapfroglog - Cities, systems, literacy, games
A nice post to end the year from Kars - it feels like a top-trump of so many things that have risen to the surface in my head in 2008.
games  play  design  space  ubicomp  cities  karsalfrink  systems  everyware  place  systemsliteracy  readwrite 
december 2008 by infovore
Leapfroglog - Download my travel-time map
Kars releases the source for his travel-time map of the Netherlands. Nice to see the artefact-as-code, as well as the artefact-as-design.
design  karsalfrink  netherlands  map  processing  programming  visualisation  interaction  interface 
september 2008 by infovore
Leapfroglog - The making of a travel-time map of the Netherlands
"I had an example, I had some data, and I had a little experience with making things in Processing." Kars explains the thinking behind his time-travel maps, built in Processing. Really nice work.
visualisation  travel  karsalfrink  processing  data  programming 
august 2008 by infovore
mattbalara.com : “ What’s Design Mean to You? An Interview with Kars Alfrink” Aug. 10, 2008
"Kars does a lot of prototyping, which he explains in some detail. He also said some pretty interesting, and uncoventional, things about the relationship between design and understanding of, and involvement in, the technologies of implementation."
interview  video  design  play  interactiondesign  karsalfrink 
august 2008 by infovore

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