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Out of the Shadows...

(0) Comments | Posted 10 June 2014 | (12:09)

Halfway through the interviews for the 2014 Playable City Award, fellow judge Tom Uglow messaged me - "what random and wonderful inspiration allowed us to trust PAN last year?" I was wondering the same thing - for with the joy of awarding bright and talented people funding,...

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Memes for Cities

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2014 | (18:06)

Amongst all the Fitbits and Jawbones, the Glass and the things, this year's SXSW featured a small, but perfectly formed cluster of events about public spaces, neighbourhood platforms and the need to re-connect people with each other and their environment.

The first mention came from Katz Kiely in a...

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Goodbye Lamp Post

(2) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (16:04)

This summer, Bristol residents and visitors were able to spark up conversations with the city, using nothing else but the text function on their mobile phone. As the winner of Watershed's first Playable City Award, Hello Lamp Post asked Bristolians to look at their city anew by...

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Playing with the Proms

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2013 | (13:31)

Inspired by the hugely popular promenade concerts of the 1840s, #BristolProms (which starts next week) is bringing classical music back to the country's oldest (and some say most beautiful) theatre. However, this is no stuffy programme of concerts: with informality and interactivity at the heart of the programme,...

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Making Magic

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2013 | (15:06)

Clare Reddington, Director of the Pervasive Media Studio announces their new magicians in residence:

"I'm always pulling rabbits from things" the man in front of us smiles. Not the sort of claim normally heard in an interview situation, but then again, I have never been taken to a...

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The Playable City is Here: It's Time to Start Having Fun With the City's Infrastructure

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2013 | (15:25)

At the Playful 2012 conference, Einar Sneve Martinussen gave a talk about the relationship between technology, design and everyday life, describing the future-city vision of companies like Microsoft as one of "seamlessness and efficiency".

While there is certainly merit in "seamlessness and efficiency", at Bristol's Watershed we wanted...

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What Can We Expect From Our Future Cities? It's All About 'Playfullness', Argues Clare Reddington

(1) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (16:48)

I remember clearly my first trip to New York City. I was seven and in awe of the skyscrapers and the sense of possibility. I remember too my uncle lying down on the floor to take a photo, which my younger, well-behaved self found shocking. "This is New York," he...

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