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Playful Arts Meetup #2

May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Join us for our second Playful Arts Meetup on 10 May 2017! Share your projects and thoughts about the cross-over between visual art, performing art, playful design and social interaction.

What are playful arts? With informal evenings we'd like to discover and explore this together with artists, designers, makers and other interested parties through talks, presentations, demos and conversations.

In 2017 we are organising a couple of these evenings in Den Bosch and Amsterdam.

The second meetup will take place from 19:00 to 22:00h at the Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam. We will have three different speakers talking about their work from a playful arts perspective. There will also be a hololens experience.

Entree is free!

Language: English


Aïda Gómez. Working with languaAidaGomezge games, crossword puzzles and the playful replacement of social codes in our everyday environment, Aïda Gómez finds a way of capturing and challenging the view of passersby, turning them into playfellows in her self-appointed playgrounds in the streets of Madrid and Berlin. By placing posters with word search games on billboards, weaving hearts into fences or playing Tetris with missing pieces in a subway station panelling, the artist uses simple yet subversive techniques and what she calls non-violent materials to reveal hidden treasures.

Website: http://aidagomez.info

Sander Veenhof

Developer/artist Sander Veenhof sketches a preview of a possible future. Design-fiction but in working prototypes.

For years he has explored how the future might look like when augmented reality becomes our standard worldview and what impact it will have on ourselves and our daily activities. Smartphone "AR" still had a low impact due to practical reasons but with the Hololens glasses on your head you will be able to walk around hands-free in a mixed-reality environment

In his new Hololens project - "Be Your Own Robot" - Veenhof counterposes the expectation that technique serves mankind and makes everything possible. With real-time image analysis, his app searches for relevant patents, whereupon augmented reality visualizes what is not possible.

At the meet up you can try the Hololens app yourself! 

Website: http://sndrv.nl/

TomTomo Kiharao Kihara is a Japanese interaction designer based in the Netherlands. Through probing playful design interventions in everyday life, he designs social interactions that challenges societal problems.

Website: http://www.tomokihara.com/



May 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Playful Arts Festival


Melkweg Expo
Marnixstraat 409
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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