25.10.2013
PLAYFUL
CONWAY HALL
LONDON
51.5189° N, 0.1189° W

SMITHERY.CO
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WHAT’S IN
THE BOX..?
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SMITHERY.CO
SMITHERY.CO
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A STOMP
BOX FOR THE
INTERNET
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WHY? I’M NOT SURE YET...

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IT’S FINE
NOT TO
KNOW.
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WE WERE TAUGHT
THAT BOXES HAD
CONSTRAINTS
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“ASSUME THERE ARE
ONLY TWO PEOPLE
IN THE MARKET”

EDGEWORTH-BOWLEY BOX

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“ASSUME THERE ARE
ONLY TWO PEOPLE
IN THE MARKET”

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MEDIA: JUST A SERIES OF BOXES
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CONSTRAINED BY SPACE
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CONSTRAINED BY SPACE
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BOXES TO BE FILLED

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ALWAYS
CONSTRAINTS
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YET WE DEFER TO THE
BOXES BEING ‘RIGHT’

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“ WE SHOULD BE THINKING
OUTSIDE THE BOX...”

SOURCE: SHUTTERCOCK.COM

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LET’S PLAY
WITH THE
BOXES
INSTEAD...

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A BIG
BOX OF
ART
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CUBISM

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CUBISM

“FULL OF
LITTLE
CUBES”
ART CRITIC
LOUIS VAUXCELLES ON
GEORGES BRAQUES

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CUBISM

BORN IN WORLD
OF RADIO
TRANSMISSIONS
AND X-RAYS

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PICASSO AND
BRAQUE:
”CONFRONTED
THE MEANING OF
TECHNOLOGIES
THROUGH
PAINT”
MARK STONE
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CONFRONT
THE BOXES
WHAT ARE
THEY?
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“ MEDIA IS A
VEHICLE FOR
KNOWLEDGE”

CESAR HIDALGO, MIT MEDIA LAB
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“ MEDIA IS THE
CONNECTIVE TISSUE
”
OF SOCIETY
CLAY SHIRKY, NYU

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“

MEDIA IS
HYBRID

JUST LIKE BUILDINGS, DEVICES,
SPACES, EVENTS ETC

”

DAN HILL, FABRICA
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TISSUE
VEHICLE
HYBRID
CONNECTIVE OBJECTS
THAT
MEDIA: TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE
THROUGH
TIME AND SPACE

SMITHERY.CO
HOW DO WE PLAY WITH
BOXES LIKE THAT?
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MAKING
THE NETWORK
PHYSICAL

JAMES BRIDLE

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“ATOMS ARE HARD”
DAN WILLIAMS
@IAMDANW
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ATOMS ARE ALSO DENSE

(BREATHTAKINGLY DENSE)

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EVEN REFORMED, THEY’RE NOT CERTAIN
WHAT THEY ARE, OR WANT TO BE
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TWO PROJECTS
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ARTEFACT CARDS WORK
IN SPACE AND TIME

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AUSTIN KLEON, STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST
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ARTEFACT IOS APP
BY ADAM HOYLE, DARRELL WHITELAW & JOHN V WILLSHIRE

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OF THE INTERNET, BUT
NOT ON THE INTERNET
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SOMETHING HARDER...

SMITHERY.CO
SMITHERY.CO
SMITHERY.CO
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THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP
THOMAS FORSYTH , FRASER HAMILTON, CHRIS THORPE & JOHN V WILLSHIRE
FOR SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSI...
SMITHERY.CO
RECREATING
A SPACE TO
RETURN TO IN
THE FUTURE

SMITHERY.CO
A TACTILE MEMORY...

SMITHERY.CO
+

+ +

+

...WITH UNLIMITED SPACE
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A BOX THAT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE

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+

+ +

+

“THE PAST SHOULD BE
ALTERED BY THE PRESENT AS
MUCH AS THE PRESENT IS
DIRECTED BY THE PAST”
T S ELIOT

SMITHERY....
PLAY WITH
TIME AND
SPACE
SMITHERY.CO
DON’T ASK WHAT IS
MOST APPROPRIATE...

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...ASK WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE

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A TIME FOR EVERYTHING, AND
EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT TIME
SMITHERY.CO
THANK YOU

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My Talk from Playful 2013, held at the Conway Hall in London, put on by Mudlurk. The theme for the day was Playing With Form, so I talked about putting things in things, and thinking about the boxes rather than the things we try and squeeze into them. More than ever, these slides make less sense without the narration, so I shall endeavour to record and add that when I can...

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  1. 1. 25.10.2013 PLAYFUL CONWAY HALL LONDON 51.5189° N, 0.1189° W SMITHERY.CO
  2. 2. SMITHERY.CO
  3. 3. WHAT’S IN THE BOX..? SMITHERY.CO
  4. 4. SMITHERY.CO
  5. 5. SMITHERY.CO
  6. 6. SMITHERY.CO
  7. 7. A STOMP BOX FOR THE INTERNET SMITHERY.CO
  8. 8. WHY? I’M NOT SURE YET... SMITHERY.CO
  9. 9. IT’S FINE NOT TO KNOW. SMITHERY.CO
  10. 10. SMITHERY.CO
  11. 11. WE WERE TAUGHT THAT BOXES HAD CONSTRAINTS SMITHERY.CO
  12. 12. “ASSUME THERE ARE ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THE MARKET” EDGEWORTH-BOWLEY BOX SMITHERY.CO
  13. 13. “ASSUME THERE ARE ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THE MARKET” SMITHERY.CO
  14. 14. MEDIA: JUST A SERIES OF BOXES SMITHERY.CO
  15. 15. CONSTRAINED BY SPACE SMITHERY.CO
  16. 16. CONSTRAINED BY SPACE SMITHERY.CO
  17. 17. BOXES TO BE FILLED SMITHERY.CO
  18. 18. ALWAYS CONSTRAINTS SMITHERY.CO
  19. 19. SMITHERY.CO
  20. 20. YET WE DEFER TO THE BOXES BEING ‘RIGHT’ SMITHERY.CO
  21. 21. “ WE SHOULD BE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX...” SOURCE: SHUTTERCOCK.COM SMITHERY.CO
  22. 22. LET’S PLAY WITH THE BOXES INSTEAD... SMITHERY.CO
  23. 23. SMITHERY.CO
  24. 24. A BIG BOX OF ART SMITHERY.CO
  25. 25. CUBISM SMITHERY.CO
  26. 26. CUBISM “FULL OF LITTLE CUBES” ART CRITIC LOUIS VAUXCELLES ON GEORGES BRAQUES SMITHERY.CO
  27. 27. CUBISM BORN IN WORLD OF RADIO TRANSMISSIONS AND X-RAYS SMITHERY.CO
  28. 28. PICASSO AND BRAQUE: ”CONFRONTED THE MEANING OF TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH PAINT” MARK STONE SMITHERY.CO
  29. 29. CONFRONT THE BOXES WHAT ARE THEY? SMITHERY.CO
  30. 30. “ MEDIA IS A VEHICLE FOR KNOWLEDGE” CESAR HIDALGO, MIT MEDIA LAB SMITHERY.CO
  31. 31. “ MEDIA IS THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE ” OF SOCIETY CLAY SHIRKY, NYU SMITHERY.CO
  32. 32. “ MEDIA IS HYBRID JUST LIKE BUILDINGS, DEVICES, SPACES, EVENTS ETC ” DAN HILL, FABRICA SMITHERY.CO
  33. 33. TISSUE VEHICLE HYBRID CONNECTIVE OBJECTS THAT MEDIA: TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE SMITHERY.CO
  34. 34. HOW DO WE PLAY WITH BOXES LIKE THAT? SMITHERY.CO
  35. 35. MAKING THE NETWORK PHYSICAL JAMES BRIDLE SMITHERY.CO
  36. 36. SMITHERY.CO
  37. 37. “ATOMS ARE HARD” DAN WILLIAMS @IAMDANW SMITHERY.CO
  38. 38. ATOMS ARE ALSO DENSE (BREATHTAKINGLY DENSE) SMITHERY.CO
  39. 39. EVEN REFORMED, THEY’RE NOT CERTAIN WHAT THEY ARE, OR WANT TO BE SMITHERY.CO
  40. 40. TWO PROJECTS SMITHERY.CO
  41. 41. SMITHERY.CO
  42. 42. SMITHERY.CO
  43. 43. SMITHERY.CO
  44. 44. SMITHERY.CO
  45. 45. ARTEFACT CARDS WORK IN SPACE AND TIME SMITHERY.CO
  46. 46. SMITHERY.CO AUSTIN KLEON, STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST
  47. 47. SMITHERY.CO
  48. 48. ARTEFACT IOS APP BY ADAM HOYLE, DARRELL WHITELAW & JOHN V WILLSHIRE SMITHERY.CO
  49. 49. SMITHERY.CO
  50. 50. SMITHERY.CO
  51. 51. OF THE INTERNET, BUT NOT ON THE INTERNET SMITHERY.CO
  52. 52. SOMETHING HARDER... SMITHERY.CO
  53. 53. SMITHERY.CO
  54. 54. SMITHERY.CO
  55. 55. SMITHERY.CO
  56. 56. THE KEY TO LEADERSHIP THOMAS FORSYTH , FRASER HAMILTON, CHRIS THORPE & JOHN V WILLSHIRE FOR SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD SMITHERY.CO
  57. 57. SMITHERY.CO
  58. 58. RECREATING A SPACE TO RETURN TO IN THE FUTURE SMITHERY.CO
  59. 59. A TACTILE MEMORY... SMITHERY.CO
  60. 60. + + + + ...WITH UNLIMITED SPACE SMITHERY.CO
  61. 61. A BOX THAT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE SMITHERY.CO
  62. 62. + + + + “THE PAST SHOULD BE ALTERED BY THE PRESENT AS MUCH AS THE PRESENT IS DIRECTED BY THE PAST” T S ELIOT SMITHERY.CO
  63. 63. PLAY WITH TIME AND SPACE SMITHERY.CO
  64. 64. DON’T ASK WHAT IS MOST APPROPRIATE... SMITHERY.CO
  65. 65. ...ASK WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE SMITHERY.CO
  66. 66. A TIME FOR EVERYTHING, AND EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT TIME SMITHERY.CO
  67. 67. THANK YOU SMITHERY.CO
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