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The Kindness of Strangers

September 7, 2012

We’ve been overwhelmed with kindness and generosity on this trip to the UK. We’ve been given accommodation, free drinks,  tickets to shows, people and strangers have offered to help every step of the way. It’s a whole community, it’s OUR community, comprising of friends, acquaintances and strangers. It’s been an amazing trip so far. At the same time, …

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KnitAlong with Fee n me

July 10, 2012

This is just a quick update. The technoevangelist, Fee Plumley, is running a Pozible campaign to fund her Really Big Roadrip bus. Fee wants to be able to buy a bus and deck it out with all sorts of awesome technology and then tour Australia sharing digital culture, working with artists, collaborating on all sorts …

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Made by Us Twilight Market

July 3, 2012
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About 6 weeks ago I was asked by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation to help them out. They have a number of hugely dedicated auxiliary groups who work tirelessly making and selling items to raise funds for the hospital. The RCHF wanted to celebrated them by holding a Twilight Market showcasing their beautiful wares. As …

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Nocturnal night walk – A tour of public art

June 16, 2012
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Last night I went on the night walk tour of Dandenong’s Nocturnal festival, a public art festival in collaboration with Chisholm TAFE and RMIT University’s Masters in Art in a Public Space. It was an amazing two hours, walking around the CBD of Dandenong taken down alleys and through carparks to various works of art …

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The New Games Movement and Life. Be In It.

March 15, 2012

This is one of those detective stories, uncovering facts and hints bit by bit. It’s the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of the find that I love about this sort of stuff. Last year I discovered the New Games Movement, an American movement in the early 70s to get adults out and playing …

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Midnight in the City

November 10, 2011

During the last 6 weeks, I’ve been involved in a residency at the NGV studio called Game/Play, in conjunction with Freeplay and Pop Up Playground. As part of this we ran 2 Playdays for the general public. Loads of games were played and fun was had. On the last of these Playdays, I ran a …

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