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playARK Hack Week 2013

Team 1
Heather Kelley, Jorge Lizalde, Chris Mog,

playARK Hack Week 2013

Team 2
Andrew Price, Ravi Thornton, Steve Coleman

playARK Hack Week 2013

Team 3
Ben Hyde, John Collingswood, Kevin Moss

playARK Hack Week 2013

Guest Presentation with Ros Robinson

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We wanted to do something extra for playARK Festival and Talks 2013, so we decided that this year we would run a hack week that would bring together individuals from different disciplines to develop unique ideas that explore the theme of RECLAIMED.

In conjunction with yello brick, the aim of play:DO Hack week is to create a playful and socially aware experience that utilises creative technology and reclaims traditional approaches to how we live and work within our cities. The week will focus on the idea of knowledge exchange and open experimentation and we hope the week will create opportunities for future collaborations for the individuals involved.

Nine individuals will be working together to develop three prototype projects that will be shared and discussed at the playARK Festival talks (Friday 1st November) and run as an event at the playARK Games Day (Saturday 2nd November)

Our Hackers are:

- Kevin Moss – creative director of Make&See who create branded digital content & experiences. His cross platform stories have been shortlisted at MipTV and Power to the Pixel and won the Media Festival, Channel 4 Digital Art Prize. www.makeandsee.com

- John Collingswood - one half of TaikaBox, a Cardiff-based company specialising in the integration of dance and digital media. www.taikabox.com

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This year we have some fantastic games for you to come and play. We have scoured the world for the best in street games and computer assisted games. All games are free apart from our headline game.

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HEADLINE GAME
BLOCK PARTY
A game that tests your speed, wits and cunning. You've been sent by the Big Boss, Bad-Ass Billy Ball-Breaker, to pick up a special shipment; you've got to smuggle as many packages as you can through Cardiff bay. But you've got competition; other gangs, bent coppers and a host of crooked characters want a cut too. You'll have to out-wit, out-run and doublecross them to get your way back to base. There are a lot of dirty dealers out there; you've got one hour to do the right thing…
Please note this game is played across multiple locations in Cardiff Bay.

GAME DESIGNERS: Brent Morgan & Stephen Donnelly
GAME TYPE: 18+ GAME LENGTH: APPROX 2 hours
TICKETS: £5.00 available from WMC - https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2013-2014/WestonStudio/BlockParty/?vi...

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TOM CHATFIELD
Tom-Chatfield

Tom (@TomChatfield) is a British writer and commentator. The author of five books exploring digital culture – most recently How to Thrive in the Digital Age (Pan Macmillan) and Netymology (Quercus) – his work has appeared in over a dozen territories and languages.
Tom is a fortnightly columnist for the BBC, TED Global speaker, international commentator and broadcaster, and has worked as a writer and consultant with some of the world’s leading technology firms.

He completed a doctorate at St John’s College, Oxford, before moving to London, where he lives with his wife and two cats.

ODETTE TOILETTE

Odette Toilette

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Wednesday 27th February, 7pm, 33 Windsor Place, Cardiff - thinkARK's monthly meet-ups kicks off with an informal talk from Victoria Tillotson who co-produces projects as part of the Collect, one of which is Spoon Feed - an arts mirco-funding event that has been running since February 2012 in Bristol and combines support for artists from fellow practitioners with a delicious soup supper. http://www.thecollect.org/ Victoria has a background in visual art and currently works at the Pervasive Media Studio as a Producer.

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BOOK TICKETS FROM CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE Or ring straight through to their box office on for your FREE tickets 029 2030 4400

We are please to announce that our headline game for playARK Games Festival 2012 is.........(drum roll).........yes you've guessed it........RENGA. So what's Renga I hear you say? Well it's like nothing you have ever played before.

“Renga was an amazing piece of new media: an interactive computer game with a narrative controlled by the audience with laser pointers. It was a great experience working as a team with other members of the audience to get to the end successfully.”

Renga

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Your chance to try the best board games around. A dedicated area for you to chat and play. We have teamed up with the guys from Rules of Play to create a space where you will be able to drop in and learn new games that either take a few minutes or a few hours. A great opportunity to see just how complex and immersive Board Games have become.

Game designers
Curated by Rules of Play

Game Type
Suitable for everyone

Do I need to bring anything?
Just bring yourself and your game face

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Hand of the Watchers

There is a problem amongst the Watchers. One of the six sentinels who keep the immortal realm from manipulating our everyday life has been replaced by an impostor. These sentinels watch for breaches in the Veil which prevents dangerous creatures from leaking through to us.

Your task, as a Hand of the Watchers, is to discover the false sentinel and report back. You must find and question the six, gain their trust, and puzzle out whose actions don't fit. This is your chance to make your mark amongst the Watchers. But beware – other Hands have been assigned the same task. To prove yourself, keep out of their sight, and try to identify them and catch them unawares.

The winner is the team who solves the puzzle the fastest, with the fewest points against them.

Game designers
Crooked House

Game Type
Suitable for everyone

Do I need to bring anything?
You will need something to take a digital picture (i.e. a mobile phone or digital camera)

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The Eschaton -

The world is mapped out on the ground beneath your feet and you are a member of a key international power bloc. Will you negotiate your way to victory through means of diplomacy or will you go on the offensive by raining down tennis-based nuclear attacks on your enemies? The end of the world is nigh. Pick your side. Pick up a racket. Let the games begin. 'The Eschaton' is created by and inspired by a game described in David Foster Wallace's 'Infinite Jest'.

Game Designer:
Venice as a Dolphin

Game type:
18+

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This is Bingo but not as you know it. You become the bingo balls and your mobile phone the dabbers. Run, hide and capture as many moving targets (if you can) in this fun game of Human Bingo. Use your camera to take photo’s of other numbers. As soon as you get a full set....BINGO!!!

Game designers
yellobrick

Game Type
18+

Do I need to bring anything?
You will need something to take a digital picture (a phone or digital camera for example) We will supply the rest

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