If you haven’t played Monument Valley you’re missing out on a beautiful and expertly crafted game. Created by a lone developer, the game pulled in over 5.8 million in sales and was the Apple game of the year. Well today’s your lucky day! Monument Valley which is normally $4, is now a free download for iOS and Android. Not sure how long it will last but well worth the download.
Learn Do Share is a collaborative booksprint that captures the thoughts, projects and spirit of each diy days event. Written, edited and published by attendees of the event, LDS is released under a creative commons license and is intended to be added to and remixed. You can download the 65 page ebook for FREE here. It’s a wonderful look at creativity, storytelling, and collaborative design in the 21st Century.
As a by-product of my research projects, I sometimes come across great conceptual experiments that use contemporary ingredients and new methodologies in innovative set ups.
‘Learn Do Share‘ is the account of such an unusual experiment: DIY Days NYC was an interactive conference with workshops at the beginning of the year. I found the eBook last week released under a creative commons license to be shared remixed and expanded. The following is a summary cross-referenced with some of the topics I have been researching and writing about previously.
As explained in Participatory Trends: We Communicate, Connect and Share, the trend of collaborative consumption evolves with the enthusiasm built around fast communication technology and the global movement of ‘Sharing’.
DIY Days in New York aimed high: Inspired by the visionary Buckminster Fuller, the challenge was how to make the world work for 100% of humanity.
The answer was co-creation, using storytelling as the tool to get started.
Plink is a mutiplayer music experience that enables you to play music with others visiting the site or using the new mobile app version. Created by the folks at DinahMoe, Plink is one of a number of adaptive music projects from the shop. DinahMoe is known for their innovative sound work for brands. Such as a recent collaboration with Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, google and the Tate entitled the Exquisite Forest.
The folks from the Imagination Foundation are cooking up some awesomeness. On Oct 6th they celebrate the one year anniversary of their global sensation Caine’s Arcade with a Global Cardboard Challenge! Grab some cardboard and join folks in over 25 countries as they create, inspire and play.
Very much looking forward to the release of Bioshock 2 which comes out this week. I’d love to get my hands on the game bible that I’ve heard rumors about – Bioshock is a rich game world while at the same time haunting, beautiful and bizzare.