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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 the group Next Question and currently am exploring ruralness in western New Yor...
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 becomes a snow covered mountain, broccoli florets become a forest, and mushrooms become gnomes?
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 gift when I was 2 years old.  It still wears the pajamas that I used to wear when I was two years old. I don't play with it anymore but keep it in my closet to look at every day. It reminds me of when I was very young and utterly ignorant and blissfully so.  I continued to collect stuffed animals until very late i...
I am Simon Lindgren, Professor of Sociology at Umeå University and working out of the HUMlab research environment. My talk at Crea...
I'll be co-presenting with Peter Beaugard (on "Using Graphic Design Methods & Interactive Tools to Encourage Play in Online Learning") and Nate Dern – (on "Crowdsourcing Creativity"). Join us at "Tech Panel I" at 10:45 - 12:15, on Friday May 27, 2011. My session is titled, "Supporting Academic Creativity With Online Tools." What is academic creativity and why support it? "Academic creativity" is not the same as just any kind of creativity. It's creativity that's exhibited/manifested/experienced in the pursuit of scholarly work – a sub-gen...
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, through the lens of the Asian comic, and his own drawing, represents a \"holding\" space for him.... So I guess I see that the outer spaces of play, which some of you are involved in designing, preserving, or exploring, can be ...
All - a little bit about the presentation by me, Nick Sousanis and Michele Root-Bernstein of Michigan State University – co-presenter; along with Patricia D. Stokes, Barnard College, Columbia University – moderator. Presenters will engage in a moderated discussion concerning the resonance and intersection of the creative process in haiku and comics and how introducing constraints opens space for creative discovery. Grounding the theoretical through examples drawn from their respective practices, the presenters will seek insights into the cr...
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 several interesting projects in recent years including designing a car out of string games for an Audi commercial. I met Nick here a couple of years ago at a conference where I was leading a workshop on haiku poetry and thanks to his inspiration have develope...
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 and creative courses, and I have begun working on a course that would revolve around the analysis of a complicated board game set during the Protestant Reformation called Here I Stand. Getting games into the classroom is all the rage now, and I have experimented myself wit...