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Hello! 

Just a little intro... my name is Michelle Illuminato, and I'm showing sculptures from the series, Belgrade: Dexterity Games as part of Game Show New York. I'm an artist who creates dialogue about people’s relationship to the land, food and culture through events, tours, sculpture, books and public works. I work individually and together with …

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Play with Food? 

During one of the conference organized meals, shall we share with each other our favorite ways of playing with our food? Of course, we should show courtesy and discretion and avoid creating a mess, but perhaps we can share with each other some of our favorite food sculptures. Maybe a diorama in which mashed potato …

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What childhood toy do you still have? 

Hi, I  am Peter Han and am looking forward to participating in the conference next week. One question I have for you all is what childhood toy do you still have with you at home? that you still play with? why? why not? I still have my stuffed Koala bear which I received as a …

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copy, rip, learn 

I am Simon Lindgren, Professor of Sociology at Umeå University and working out of the HUMlab research environment. My talk at Creativity, Play, and the Imagination will be co-presented with Ragnar Lundström, a PhD candidate of Sociology. The presentation will be based on research done within a project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, on …

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Turning into Healing Meditations 

Hello I am a psychotherapist/ analyst who works in French & English and is interested in culturally-based "playful" exchanges in therapy. I have an adolescent client who is deeply engrossed in Japanese anime, post-apocalyptic stories, and, lately, suicide cults which turn into healing meditations.... How we skate between these poles of deep protest/ deep commitment, …

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visual storyteller 

Hi, I am a Scottish pastor /storyteller who loves to discover and share the wonder of simple things. These includes stories, string figures, origami, haiku and soap bubbles and whatever else I've been privileged enough to be allowed to explore. I have been a workshop leader and performer for several decades and have been involved in …

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Board Games in the Classroom 

My name is Matt Wranovix and I’m a Lecturer in the History Department at the University of New Haven. I’m a medievalist by training and teach a variety of courses from general surveys of Western History to more specialized medieval topics. There has been talk in the department of the need to develop more exciting …

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Julie Newdoll of Brush with Science 

Hello. It is a miracle that I found this conference.  Somehow, my convoluted journey from painter, to microbiology major, to medical illustrator, to movie special effects, to mom, and back to fine art inspired by science drove me to spend two years of my life designing and producing a chemistry board game and set of …

Posted 81 months ago by

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Virtual Performance 

Hi, a brief introduction to me , myself and avatar. My name is Joff Chafer and I have been exploring performance possibilities in virtual environments (specifically Secondlife) and also mixed/blended reality performance. I'm hoping to present some of this work at the conference so would really like to get in touch with anyone else attending …

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Uncanny 

The jester’s original function was to recite jests—narrative tales of heroic exploits (O.Fr. geste “action, exploit, romance”). Like fabled tricksters, they amused, cajoled, spun ludic into lucid and transported listeners by weaving together is-was-and-could-be. Both mythic and real, tricksters draw us into this “uncanny territory, a space ruled by the disarming charm of the very …

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Interaction  ☆

When we first started dreaming up this conference - I recall going for a run and riffing on the "con" in conference, and thinking about how it would be a gathering not only of concept and content but also of construct, as in constructing. And that creativity doesn't come out of thin air, rather from …

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Cabinet of Curiosity 

Four colleagues and I will be presenting a "cabinet of curiosity" at the conference -- an actual cabinet filled with shoebox-sized "provocations" -- and we already have a bunch of promises from fascinating people, including: - Something made entirely from used items picked up at Property Disposition - An edible/drinkable provocation - Something by an …

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