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AGI09 Soapbox Slides

  1. 1. Serious (geo) play, or 'why we need to be open to innovate' Andrew Larcombe [email_address]
  2. 2. 2 “ the true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention” Plato, The Republic 360BC
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  5. 5. 5 Play Is Not The Opposite Of Work The Big Idea The domain of play is engaging with new ideas, doing interesting stuff, exploring possibilities. In short, innovation and discovery (where’s the geo...?)
  6. 6. 4 It’s Big Business (where’s the geo...?)
  7. 7. 6 “ [the child]...takes his play very seriously, expending a large amount of emotion on it.” Sigmund Freud, Creative Writers and Daydreaming (where’s the geo...?) “ It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.” Michel de Montaigne Johan Huzinger, Homo Ludens (man the player) 1938 Not A New Idea
  8. 8. 10 How to play with space...? Literature... Television...
  9. 9. 8 Our playgrounds
  10. 10. 13 Our cardboard boxes, our washing baskets...
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  13. 13. 11 Text
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  15. 15. 15 Image Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/bfionline/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/11527081@N05/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jastrow http://www.slideshare.net/PlaneMad/my-experiments-with-openstreetmap-in-chennai-india-sotm09 http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/swine-flu-latest-visualized/ Thank You Serious (geo) play, or 'why we need to be open to innovate' Andrew Larcombe [email_address] twitter: @andrewl http://andrewl.net http://www.netdojo.co.uk

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