2013 Year in Review

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in News & Updates
2013 Year in Review

The laundry list of everything I did in 2013, plus some subtle observations about how I work and all the small things I was grateful for.

The Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 in News & Updates
The Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking

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!

Notes on Gift Giving: Wanderlust, the Night Heron, and To Hell With Exclusivity

Posted on May 24, 2013 in Reflections
Notes on Gift Giving: Wanderlust, the Night Heron, and To Hell With Exclusivity

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 […]

Recap of “Before the Revolution Comes: Navigating Sexism in the Games Industry”

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Reflections
Recap of “Before the Revolution Comes: Navigating Sexism in the Games Industry”

The design and unexpectedly warm reception of a breakout session on sexism and games for the Different Games Conference.

Doing Versus Having

Posted on May 3, 2013 in Commonplaces

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…

Vidoe on the 300th DNA Exhonoree

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 in Commonplaces
Vidoe on the 300th DNA Exhonoree

“I used to be one of those people who believed that someone would never confess to something they didn’t do. Society as a whole believes that. And yet here I am.”

Wanderlust Residency at Atlas Obscura

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 in News & Updates
Wanderlust Residency at Atlas Obscura

Hurray! Wanderlust‘s residency with Atlas Obscura is official. From their website:  Atlas Obscura’s deep knowledge of unusual places and urban environments will cross-pollinate with Wanderlust’s savvy with designing experiences and appetite for transgression. Wanderlust will engage with skilled historians and avid fans of bizarre and unusual locations to broaden the Atlas Obscura community’s understanding of […]

Transported By Wanderlust

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 in Reflections
Transported By Wanderlust

Two important design steps – cultural excavation and historical research – feed every Wanderlust event.

Tom Robbins on Systems

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 in Commonplaces

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed. —Tom Robbins

The Different Games Conference

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in News & Updates
The Different Games Conference

On April 26 & 27, come critically discuss who is represented in games, who makes games and how the community and industry can be more inclusive.