Aussi superbes que gigantesques, ces lampadaires en forme de fleurs éclosent dès que les passants s’en approchent. 'Street Pong' Comes to German Intersection. MAINZ, Germany — The waiting game just got a lot more fun.
In a bid to cut down on boredom, pedestrians in the small Germany city of Hildesheim will be offered an arcade game to pass the time. "Street Pong" — a new take on the classic arcade game developed by two engineering students from the local HAWK university — will be available at a traffic light at a busy intersection in the city center for four weeks. "We have launched a pilot project near our local university, where a lot of young people cross the street every day," city official Helge Miethe told NBC News.
The developers — 27-year Sandro Engel and 26-year old Amelie Künzler — said it took them two years to design the game and surmount challenges of traffic safety, funding and connectivity. The result? Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby. UrbanTick: Chromaroma - Public Transport Gaming. What could brighten up the daily gray commutes back and forth between nowhere and somewhere?
Well I guess a game coud actually, but card games are not a big hit during rush hours and playing on the iphone or DS is about as lonely as it gets. Lets play the system. PwC Chair in Digital EconomySmart city gamification on the Digital Week. Gamification of taxation and utilitiesIntegrating the sharing economy into transportationProviders sensing personal recommendation systemsInfrastructure in the digital worldConductors of the Internet of Things.
Smart city gamification on the Digital Week. Each week, the PwC Chair in Digital Economy airs a podcast focusing on different areas of digital.
In this week’s podcast, Professor Michael Rosemann and Monica Bradley discuss different smart city opportunities and how life might look in the digital cities of the future. To hear the full podcast, click here. The PwC Chair in Digital Economy will see greater collaboration across industry, academia and government to uncover new thinking and applications in digital industries. The Chair is a partnership between Brisbane Marketing, PwC, QUT and the Queensland Government and will explore new opportunities for industry-academia collaboration. 10th Smart City Seminar “Gamification – an introduction to main concepts, success cases, design strategies and architectural design” Date: 11.10.2013 Time: 15:30 – 16:30 Location: Sala Stringa – FBK-CIT, Via Sommarive, 18 – Povo-Trento.
A Methodology for Gamifying Smart Cities: Navigating Human Behavior and Attitude. We are now living in smart cities, where information technologies enhance our everyday life.
For example, our energy management and traffic management have become smarter, making our daily lives more convenient and efficient. However, from a citizen’s point of view, a person’s happiness needs to be more important than achieving efficient and convenient smart city infrastructures. This is, in particular, an essential issue for achieving human-centered smart city design. Summary of "Mind the game" - Smart City Conference 2014. The first Smart City conference of Budapest called Mind the Game was organized by Mindspace on the 6-7th of October, focusing on gamification, which is not a well-known topic here, in Hungary yet.
We focused on presenting the initiative and motivational power of games, and on showing their inherent opportunities. Besides dealing with theory, practice was dominant as well, since games work truly in practice. ON CITYZENTRISM: THINKERS AND DOERS AMONG THE DIGITAL LAYERS OF THE SENTIENT CITY. FROM LIVING LABS TO HACKHATONS AND CITY HACKERS.- Regular readers of this blog have been evangelized about the pros of using technology in the city in building and promoting social consciousness through digital culture and the remarkable results for urban enhancing given by the discovery, development and full understanding of the digital layers by stakeholders, appealing to the central role to be played by the individual and collective members as prosumers at the connected city as an unavoidable premise of the deployment of the smart city.
Fabrique - Hacktion. Bienvenue sur BattleParis. Google will use cities as a playing field for its game Ingress. Invisible Playground. This is Invisible Playground.
We make site-specific games. We like games with a view onto the outside world better than games that you can escape to. We design playful systems that remix the connections between people, the environments they inhabit, and the technology they use. We love it when games are fun and make us happy together, in this world. But we’re also interested in things like lonelyness, boredom, greed and betrayal.
We realise projects at different scales – from lightweight design workshops and playtesting events to elaborate transmedia productions. Invisible Playground are Jennifer Aksu, Daniel Boy, Josa Gerhard, Anna Hentschel, Christiane Hütter and Sebastian Quack. Former Members: Viktor Bedö Invisible Playground works as a collective of game designers, artists, theater makers, musicians and academics sharing a passion for using cities as platfoms for play. To contact us directly, send us mail.
Open your eyes! Allumer / Ã©teindre la rue avec votre portable. Prendre le contrÃ´le de la 5Ã¨me avenue avec une grenouille. Transformer JÃ©rusalem en un flipper gÃ©ant. Five Interactive Games That Turn The City Into A Playing Board. Whether it is an old school board game like The Game of the Goose, or maybe a Playstation game of the Grand Theft Auto variety, games are fun, and we like to play them.
But it appears that there’s another type of game that is getting increasingly popular: interactive games where the city is our playing board. In this article we’ll highlight five of them. You may recall the revival of an Atari classic by students of the HAWK University. Your Favourite Trash Bin. Eviter les dangers avec une lampe 3D. Se dÃ©saltÃ©rer Ã l'ombre d'une publicitÃ© Adopter un bout de son quartier pour le bichonner. Transformer la ville en dance floor gÃ©ant. Choisir un escalier comme partenaire minceur. Lorsque vous avalez une boîte de gâteaux, l'emballage vous indique le nombre de calories englouties. En revanche, personne ne vous dit jamais combien vous en perdrez en faisant un peu d'effort... StepJockey vient combler ce manque. Ce projet récemment lancé à Londres vous permet de connaître précisément ce que vous gagnerez (ou plutôt ce que vous perdrez) si vous décidez d'emprunter un escalier au lieu de vous laisser porter par l'ascenseur.
Faire des flexions pour voyager gratos. Vous le savez, il vous faudrait marcher 45 minutes par jour pour vous maintenir en bonne santé. Et pourtant vous prenez le bus ou le métro tous les matins... Si vous habitiez Moscou, emprunter les transports publics ne vous empêcherait pas de faire du sport... bien au contraire ! Dans le cadre de la promotion des Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de Sotchi, le métro moscovite a en effet installé un distributeur original qui délivre des ticket gratuits, à condition de suer quelques gouttes. La règle, c'est d'effectuer trente flexions devant la machine. Transformer des jets d'eau en jeu vidÃ©o.