This weekend is full of birthday surprises. I’m helping orchestrate two. For my own birthday this year, I was treated to a surprise from some people very dear to me. A few weeks in advance, I received this card in the mail: (Cute acronym in the sign off.) I followed the instructions and dutifully told […]
On four Tuesdays in June, Wanderlust Projects will be hanging out with people whose ideas and work can further the practice of transgressive placemaking. Join us for discussions relevant to trespass theater, urban exploration, subversive big games, site-specific prankstering and culture jamming, graffiti and street art, unauthorized street events–you get the idea. Hope to see you there!
Recently at one of our Wanderlust events, we had a guest who was not really ‘with the program’. Let’s call this guy “Schlemiel”. Schlemiel was straggling behind, inattentive to instructions, and dismissive of crew and other guests. He managed to independently tick off four members of the crew, me and N.D. included. Schlemiel’s efforts to […]
The design and unexpectedly warm reception of a breakout session on sexism and games for the Different Games Conference.
The psychologists Leaf van Boven and Tom Gilovich asked people to think back to a time when they spent more than a hundred dollars with the intention of increasing their happiness and enjoyment. One group of subjects was asked to pick a material possession; the other was asked to pick an experience or activity they had paid for…