Join Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory and renowned game designer Josh Debonis in an exploration of Madison Sq. Park and the Flatiron neighborhood through an experimental game of chance operations and playful directives that will draw you through the environment, its history, landmarks, flora and fauna, the iconic and the invisible - all cooked up by a team of experts: historian Miriam Berman, naturalist Gabriel Willow, Flatiron expert Scott Lamkin, architect Juliett Spertus, and others. The team has developed a Dérive style game; to describe the game DeBonis borrows the term "Ludogeography"- to let play influence movement through an urban space.
Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. This ludogeographic WALK will reveal the unexpected and reframe conventional perspectives of the urban environment. More
Joshua DeBonis, Game Designer, is the founder and Creative Director of SortaSoft, a studio dedicated to creating games that feature unique and original gameplay and creativety. DeBonis teaches game design and devlopment at Parsons the New School for Design. He and his colleagues will design and deploy the game Broadway 1000 Points.
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Meet: SW corner of 23rd Street & Broadway at SW entrance of Madison SQ. Park in front of statue of William Seward
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