New chapter “The Playful City: Using Play and Games to Foster Citizen Participation”


Just out in a recent publication, a chapter in which I explore the notion of the playful city or playable city as an alternative to the tech-driven smart city. Although written just before my recent trip to Bristol, the ideas in this chapter are closely connected to the “playable city” program at the Digital Cultures Research Centre/Pervasive Media Studio/Watershed.

The chapter can be downloaded from here:

de Lange, Michiel. 2015. “The Playful City: Using Play and Games to Foster Citizen Participation.” In Social Technologies and Collective Intelligence, edited by Aelita Skaržauskienė, 426-434. Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University. [pdf 780 KB].

See also the presentation (“The Playful City: Can play and games help to make truly smart cities?”) I gave about these ideas at the Playin Siegen Festival.

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