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Christina Hug

Founder, The Makers Nation in Toronto

The Importance of Play

PRESENTED ON JAN 21, 2014
IN TORONTO @ VOL 28

Afer living in San Fransisco for three years, Christina Hug returned to Toronto and founded The Makers Nation, an organization to coalescing the art, tech, design, and maker communities in cities around the world to meet, collaborate, learn and make things. 

It took her by surprise when only kids showed up at "Battle Bot Royal", the first event she put together for adults to use machinaries to make moterized robots 

Since that expereince, she has a new mission - to encourage adults to play more.  She wants to offer the perspective that how work and play can complement each other. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 18, 2014. 

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The Audacity of Play

BY DARREN MCDANIEL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Darren McDaniel, the founder of Urban Rethink, tells a story about how its mascot, Googly Ann, was born. It was drawn by his then 5-year-old niece. Urban Rethink strives to spur intellectual, economic, and community vitality through empowering independent-minded, community-spirited doers.

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The Power of Play

BY BRIAN CORRIGAN
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Brian Corrigan, an independent creative strategist, talks passionately about his idea of the "power of play" and its ability to transform cities into positive places. Through his past, most recent, and future projects, he puts this idea into action in order to help communities to be more creative and reimagine new futures. 

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Innovation through Play

BY MOUNA ANDRAOS
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Co-founder at Daily Tous Les Jours Mouna Andraos shows us several of her interactive design studio's delightful projects; all of which involve creating spaces for people to come together, play, and collaborate. From giant, 100-person sing-along installations, to swings that play notes as you swing back and forth, these projects transform the way citizens interact with their cities and one another. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2014.

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That Time we Wrote A Play

BY DAN BAIN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Dan Bain & Brendan Bennetts// playwrights// on that time we wrote a play

Dan Bain and Brendan Bennetts conclude that collaboration is the creation of something that not one singular party could make, by showing us how they wrote a play together. Once. Probably will not ever again.

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Unforgotten, Grandmother's Vanity, Grandfather's Toilette, Child's Play

BY KAREN HILLIER
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 10, 2015

A young girl watches and listens to the daily ablutions of her grandparents as each one prepares for the day.

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Don't Teach Tech, Teach with Tech

BY MR. VISHWAS SINGH CHAUHAN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 28, 2015

Vishwas Singh Chauhan Bachelor of Engineering student at MITS Gwalior talks about how techologoy should not be an object in itself but play a role of a facilitator in the learning process.

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Civic Play: Skeletons, Gnomes, & The Atlanta Beltline Latern Parade

BY CHANTELLE RYTTER
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Chantelle Rytter came back to ATL from New Orleans and found she saw a need for something here in ATL... Civic play! So she up and started and "krewe" and fabricated a few silly but large puppets and the first Latern Parade was begun. Listen as Rytter talks us through the start of this new annual staple of fun here in the ATL!

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All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

BY LIANE VENESS
@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

1. Learn how to Build. 

2. Quit my job

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Play in Public Spaces

BY CATTYWAMPUS PUPPET COUNCIL
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.