At the end of Oktober we hosted workshop on "Playful Cities" here at the Freedomlab campus, bringing together over twenty tought leaders on urban and contextual gamedesign from all over the world to think about smart cities. I presented the results to the sixth Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Meeting (ASEM), a summit for 50 culture ministers from the two continents.
The proliferation of smart devices and the rise of “the Internet of things” are increasingly connecting the physical realm to the virtual one. All over the world, city leaders are exploring and deploying these technologies in an effort to cope with the great challenges cities will face in the coming decades in areas such as mobility, sustainability and health care. This workshop will take a human-centred approach to the subject, focusing on how smart technologies can be used in combination with creative design and game design to create meaningful urban experiences for citizens.
More information and reports can be found on the website of the "New Institute".