We are empassioned and inspired by immersive, experiential experiences and endeavour (we also like alliteration) to embed interactivity into the work we do, in whatever form it takes. The House of Eternal Return installation, created by the Meow Wolf Collective in Santa Fe looks to be right up our alley. We would love to involved […]
Location-based storytelling – bringing storytelling into the real world. This is a great article exploring a range of experiments in shifting beyond the page and bringing storytelling into physical spaces, using both analogue and digital techniques. Interactive and immersive narrative has been a fascination of ours for years, and we think it’s probably about time […]
Art Hunters Online is a great example of using games and play as an engagement tool – in this case to encourage interaction with the Springfield Art Museum. By incorporating an online medium they were able to reach out and involve a diverse range of ‘viewers’ and participants.
Using city-wide games to research, promote and test technology – brilliant! Check out this great article about the process UK-based group Blast Theory went through to bring their ‘Ill Hide You’ performance to the streets of Sheffield. Want to see bizarrely clad people running around the streets of Auckland? We do!
As advocates for using games and play for learning and development, we agree wholeheartedly with this Lifehacker article on board games that help develop valuable real-life skills. The pure social skills developed through playing face-to-face board games is invaluable, but as the range of styles of modern board games develop, so do the avenues for […]
Flow is the state created when the difficulty of the challenge and your skill level are just right. That state where you’re in the zone, thriving, smashing it, or however you want to describe it. This is of particular interest to us at The Open Fort as it is a breeding ground for creativity and […]
We are big fans of Kelly McGonigal! This TED Talk of hers is a different take that on the typical view of stress. It highlights the importance of mental training and attitude shift as a way of harnessing stress energy. At The Open Fort we think there are creative and productive ways of approaching stressful […]