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    Architects and Game Designers: Articulate Builders

    by  • February 17, 2009 • Architecture, Games • 0 Comments

    “Architects are builders who theorize – articulate builders.” — Mark Wigley, Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. (From an interview in BLDBLOG) Not only do I think this is a tasty quote about the nature of architecture, I think it would serve equally well for a...

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    Art Gallery Game

    by  • December 3, 2008 • Architecture, Art, Games • 0 Comments

    From the always remarkably smart and interesting Life Without Buildings blog: A sculptor with a sense of humor (“postmodernist fun,” some have said), Chris Saucedo creates site-specific work that transforms galleries into gameboards and back again. In the above image, a small scale-model of the New Orleans art gallery, Good Children, has been built in the...

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    Will Wright: Architect

    by  • November 23, 2008 • Architecture, Games • 0 Comments

    There's a wonderfully contemplative puff piece in the New Yorks Times about SimCity/Sims/Spore creator Will Wright. The story lists short answers to oddball questions. The one that caught my attention was: Recurring dreams: They are architectural. They are about very specific buildings and houses. I remember them down to the level where I can make blueprints of them....

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    The Ludic Age

    by  • November 18, 2008 • Games • 1 Comment

    During this year's Game for Change conference, quick thinker and creative mind Eric Zimmerman dropped a new concept on the audience, "Maybe, ", he suggested, "We are living in the Ludic Age ." His point was well received by a room full of people hoping to change the world through play and games. And his concept made...

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    Space Time Play Review

    by  • April 3, 2008 • Architecture, Fun, Games, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Space Time Play Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism: The Next Level Edited by Friedrich von Borries, Steffen P. Walz and Matthias Böttger 2007 Birkhäuser 496 pages www.spacetimeplay.org Book Review (Disclosure: I contributed two small 300 word reviews to this book. To that end, I guess this review is biased. Still, I think the book...

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