Lunchtime Talk
Fri 18 Jan 2019 13:00

Will you play with us? Invitations, obstacles and permission to play in public spaces.

For this talk we are joined by, Malcom Hamilton the Creative Director of Mufti Games. Mufti Games make playable, engaging shows for all ages. Malcom joins us this Friday to talk about their latest, One Kid & their Dog.

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Malcolm Hamilton

Malcolm is Creative Director of Mufti Games. He creates playful experiences to engage audiences in ideas. He is developing Ferguson's Gang vs the Octopus: a playable show about housing campaigning.

Mufti Games newest show, One Kid and their Dog invites you to see your high street as an obstacle course in a ‘sports day meets sheep trials’ agricultural competition. Once permission has been granted to play somewhere, the biggest challenge they face is persuading people to take part. Some folk are just up for it, but many have reasons not to. Not everyone wants to join in, why is that? These are some of the questions Malcom and Mufti Games have been asking as well as, how do you encourage permission to stop and play?

One Kid and their Dog is a new game with new rules but can it be explain it without words? Mufti Games are thinking about instructions and invitations, obstacles and access, while waving their arms dressed up as sheep. Come and hear about what they’ve learnt and help them to think about what comes next.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.

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