Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 8th International Conference, INTETAIN 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 28–30, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

From Playable to Playful: The Humorous City

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_25,
        author={Chamari Edirisinghe and Anton Nijholt and Adrian Cheok},
        title={From Playable to Playful: The Humorous City},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 8th International Conference, INTETAIN 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 28--30, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Playable Playful Humor Urban spaces Smart city},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_25}
    }
    
  • Chamari Edirisinghe
    Anton Nijholt
    Adrian Cheok
    Year: 2017
    From Playable to Playful: The Humorous City
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_25
Chamari Edirisinghe1,*, Anton Nijholt1,*, Adrian Cheok1,*
  • 1: Imagineering Institute
*Contact email: chamari@imagineeringinstitute.org, anton@imagineeringinstitute.org, adrian@imagineeringinstitute.org

Abstract

This writing is focusing on the concept of play in the city. In pursuit of ideal city, the concept of play has been neglected, pushed to labelled corners, assigned to certain age bracket. Playable city movement has brought the play in to the dialogue on city, the contemporary smart city, underlining the factors such as humor, spontaneity and pleasure. This paper introduces taking the playable city a step further towards a playful city, where play is a continuous process of city living, seamlessly integrated into the smart structure of the city, where citizens can reinvent the infrastructure for humorous purposes.