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Hello Ballon!

Phygital: Physical environment enhanced with digital projection attributes . The difference between phygital and augmented reality environments usually regards the means of projection used so that a user may interact on the spot with the different elements of a natural sight.

An example may be given through the following description: a player of a medieval LARP, may use the high-end device provided by the company, in order to be able to see and interact on a battle set being digitally projected on the natural background. Thus, he/she are experiencing the attributes of an online game in a natural scenery. The term was introduced by Mr. Mario Chatzidamianos Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Broker in 2012, and ever since is gaining more support when in need to describe the disruption market available between physical-augmented and virtual environments.

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So interesting to hear about the contemporary Στοές. Google translates this as ‘stoa’, which I understand! as a classical architectural term for a long space open on one side with columns.

But you have now introduced to me a whole new contemporary meaning for it. If I’ve understood correctly…?

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Call for Speculative Designers!

There are so many amazing, brilliant people in this thread, that I thought I would post another opportunity here, for those interested:

I work with a Strategic Foresight studio in Amsterdam called Changeist, and we are searching for speculative designers based in the UK for a paid assignment. The project is about the future of community response in emergencies, in collaboration with UK-based org Nesta. Deadline is June 10! Read more about the project here, and I hope to see some applications coming in from this community.

Feel free to pass along this link if you know someone else who might fill the bill. We especially encourage those from diverse backgrounds and smaller/rural areas within the UK to apply.


Hi again playful people,
I’d love to warmly invite those of you who are in and around the Netherlands to my first Urban Play Intervention happening in Rotterdam on June 6th. You can find the event here!

I really hope to play along in the city with some of you there :hearts:

I’m tagging those of you who said you were based in NL. Feel free to invite others or share the event! @vitorfreire @tomo_kihara @MarianvV @JorritAlbers @marloessikkema @chiarat @rishi @giulia.25 @Vicky


A whole bunch of us live around Berlin - @Susi, @digitalboaz, @jakob.wollekob, @AnYa, @id4marina, @paulschmidt, @natalia_skoczylas, @anaisanais, @Ann, @Varvara.

Shall we picnic together on Saturday the 29th at noon at Gleisdreieckpark?


Sounds like a great plan. I’m in!

Hi. Lilly,

Sadly I have just seen this notice and it is already June 14. Can I please double check if this definitely closed on June 10?

Would love to to but I’ll be taking part in the Experience Design Hackathon. In fact, you guys should totally come by on Sunday (June 30th). We’ll be showcasing our experiences on that day! It’s free :slight_smile:


Guys, how about we create s separate sub-forum on the platform for the Berlin community, to announce the news and organize ourselves and not to have to scroll through this monster thread? :slight_smile:

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Done! Here it is – Berlin Berlin! Rendez-vous', events, and other social things

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hey good to know you! urban seem good initiative, will def foolow up; see you around !


Hi Anne, thank you for your interest!
For me slow games and rituals are games and playful experiences, where the focus lies on awareness, taking your time, reflect, experiment, explore etc., mostly in urban environments or outdoors. This can range from audio-walks to social interventions, from small groups to single player experiences. Storytelling and exploration is an important element in this, because for me it creates a sense of curiosity and wonder. I love to discover new things in our everyday life, offering a new perspective and perceptions.
By becoming immersed in an alterative reality, I have the opportunity to observe myself, to perceive myself in that other reality and to see what it does to me and how I feel about it.
I can decide how much and what (maybe new insights or take on things) I may take back into my reality.

Sounds good! I am in too

Team Berlin!

  1. If you didn’t see it yet, check out Berlin Berlin! Rendez-vous’, events, and other social things

  2. A few of us will meet on Friday the 5th of July at 18.30 at Admiralsbrücke instead of tomorrow. It would be so so sweet if any of you want to join in!

With a breeze and sunshine,

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Hey :slight_smile:

The two people I knew were coming are sick or deadline-ridden.
Let me know if you want to come so I make sure to be there on time.
If noone shouts, I will go to my brothers stand up comedy graduation instead :smile:


Hey Andy! Your work seems great! I am travelling to CR early next month was wondering if you still know of any interesting organisations/people that do urban games or work in placemaking? My background is actually in social change. I am interested in creating transformative experiences that bring people together through art, culture and food. I have a small NGO in Bulgaria called Meeting Points and currently looking at relocating to CR (long story). Would love to connect!

Hey everyone, we’re back with amazing Webinars for you - in late sept we will discuss politics in game design (TBC very soon), and in October we’re meeting specialists in safety and consent - Johanna Koljonen and Aron Birtalan. You can already register for it :slight_smile: Safety and consent in games - webinar with Joanna Koljonen and Aron Britalan, 9th of October 2019

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Only saw your message now, to much of a newb at edgeryders! Of course you’re more than welcome to give Enclosures a go yourself using the online materials, but I have family in London area so might also be able to organise something more official with you next time I’m over there, if you like?

that sounds great Lizzie! keep me posted!

Are you here in Athens?