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Serious Play Tech Talk

Serious Play Tech Talk

NestaArts Council EnglandArts & Humanities Research Council and Cambridge Junction invite you to the Serious Play Tech Talk. Hosted at Cambridge Junction on Thursday 3rd December, the event will bring together projects from the Digital R&D Fund for Arts portfolio along with others using serious play in order to create a robust R&D process that is creative, useful and rewarding for all those involved.The event is designed to share the learning that has been developed during the lifetime of the Fund and to learn from those working in the ‘digital space’.

Serious Play encourages innovative practice utilising hands-on / experiential learning that uses experimentation to get to the end result. Many R&D projects use serious play when developing their end product and this session will explore the challenges and benefits of this methodology,  looking at:

●    The balance between open ended enquiry and coming away with a vigorously tested product
●    How to set up user testing for audience engagement - how to ensure that user testing is playful
●    The ethics of user testing - how to ensure participants aren’t experimented on
●    How to make risk comfortable.

The Tech Talk will include presentations from organisations using serious play in their work, a discussion and opportunities to network with other organisations working in the field. Organisations confirmed so far include:

●    Heart n Soul
●    Sonic Pi
●    Metal
●    Unlimited Theatre
●    Orphans of the Storm

The day will be chaired by Daniel Brine, Director of Cambridge Junction

This event is for practitioners, companies and researchers working in the field of digital public art.

To book your ticket click here

If you have any questions about the event or about registering please email

Event Details
Date: Thursday 3rd December, 11am
Venue: Cambridge Junction
Postcode: CB1 7GX
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Contact Details

To book your ticket click here

For more information on the event please email or visit Cambridge Junction.

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