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Site Sessions: The Landscape Series #5 - Landscapes of Play

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New Industry

121 Eyre St

Sheffield

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This will be the final Site Sessions for a few months as we prepare Site Gallery for reopening, so don't miss it!

The landscape of play is ever-changing. Trends in games and play come and go, and the advent of digital technology at least appears to take the magic to a new level. But have digital developments been a positive influence on the imagination? Will technology get people outside playing in the streets and parks again, and does it matter? To explore the great variety of playfulness on offer, and put the current picture in the context of both the past and the future, we welcome two experts from this sparkling corner of culture – Holly Gramazio of London-based games consultancy Matheson Marcault, and Sheffield's own digital maven, Emma Cooper.

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Matheson Marcault works with play, culture, history and physical space. They use game design to engage people with places and ideas, creating interactive experiences that fit in museums, public squares, arts festivals, and online. They also run Now Play This, an annual festival of experimental game design at Somerset House.

Emma Cooper has been working in digital media for a long time, in many different roles, notably producing a BAFTA winning game. Focusing on how much fun humans have when they interact with technology, Emma is keen to use play to help welcome new types of people into the creative digital industries and is part of the team bringing ‘Playground’ an interactive art exhibition for kids to Sheffield.

New Industry, 121 Eyre St

This month's venue is at the newly opened New Industry, a co-working and events space run by the team behind Foodhall, and is located in the same building on 121 Eyre St. Entrance is via the main entrance on the corner of Eyre St and Matilda St.

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