Flour and Circus

(The images on the top row are from the larp Luminescence. The photos on the bottom row, by Silvére, are from the performance Bouffe c’que j’te donne.) I’ve put up documentation for the last pieces listed in the Works page in the right sidebar, the larp Luminescence I did with Continue Reading

Big in Slovakia!

My article Battle Against Primitivism from the 2004 Knudebook Beyond Role and Play, edited by Jaakko Stenros & Markus Montola, has been translated into Slovakian by Tomá Kozlík, and published here.

Plastic Cup Documentation

I’ve put up the documentation from my larp the Plastic Cup, played twice earlier this year. You can see the links to the material on the right sidebar. There’s an overview of the game, photos and written material distributed to the players, as well as PDF files both in English Continue Reading

Academia

This morning, I was talking about larp in an academic seminar called Research Methodologies: Embodiment – and the study of cultural and artistic practices, organized at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The title of my presentation was Embodied Larp – Questions of embodied participation in the games ‘Luminescence’ and Continue Reading

Lisää Cannes-juttuja

Mike kirjoittaa blogissaan Sanningen om Marikan tiimoilla tapahtuneista seikkailuistaan: Kirjoitan tätä osallistujille varatussa isossa kokous- ja nettitilassa. Vieressäni istuu pornotähden näköinen nainen, joka on tv-ohjelmien ja -konseptien ostaja. Hän kysyi, tiedänkö mistä saisi kokkelia. (En tiennyt, mutta jaoin kuulemani huhut kannabiskauppiaan sijainnista.) Sitten mimmi kertoi piipahtaneensa illalla Monacossa bilettämässä. Melkoinen Continue Reading

“Fuck passive media”

Hesarin Jussi Ahlroth kirjoittaa blogissaan Sanningen om Marikan Emmy-voitosta: Mutta asiaan liittyi siis uutinenkin. The Company P ja SVT tekevät uutta vuorovaikutteista tv-sarjaa. Rahaa on tullut EBU:lta ja Belgian VRT on mukana. VRT:llä on jo kokemusta ARGeiden etekemisestä. Christopher Sandberg The Company P:stä kertoi, että siinä missä Sanningen om Marika Continue Reading

More About Playground Worlds

Here’s the official press release about Playground Worlds, an anthology of articles about roleplaying I contributed to: PLAYGROUND WORLDS PUBLISHED! How does a boarding school that uses role-playing games as a primary teaching method function? Can the basics of Forge theory be condensed into one article? What do Happenings and Continue Reading

Playground Worlds

I’m back from Solmukohta! I’m going to post some other stuff from there as well, but first the annual Solmukohta book: I have an article in the book called The Age of Indulgence. Here’s the abstract: Role-playing games are a way to do things you want to do, but wouldn’t Continue Reading