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Playopolis

Playopolis

By 64 Ways of Being
Playopolis is a podcast about the places people play. Featuring interviews and stories about the ways we can make and remake our cities through play.

Produced by 64 Ways of Being on the lands of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.

64 Ways of Being is a free augmented reality app that allows players to see Melbourne through new eyes. Coming in late 2020.
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How to read a city; and Melbourne's 'untranslatable' words
In this episode of Playopolis, we explore aspects of language, and how words and language allow us to shape the world around us. How do our worlds differ based on the language that we use? And how do they connect and intersect?   In part one we speak with La Trobe University academic and Lingthusiasm podcast host Dr Lauren Gawne, and RMIT University academic and language researcher Dr Kerry Mullan to find out how to read a city by decoding the traces of language and culture that we find when exploring and observing our streets and laneways. In part two, we explore Melbourne's 'untranslatable' words with 64 Ways of Being language researcher Rachael Vorwerk. For the past year, Rachael has been interviewing Melbourne's diverse communities about words that can only be translated to English through story. She asks the question:  Can a simple word shape how we experience the world? Playopolis is produced by 64 Ways of Being on the lands of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.    64 Ways of Being is a free augmented reality app that allows players to see Melbourne through new eyes.  Coming in late 2020. Find out more at 64waysofbeing.com Episode credits: Host: Troy Innocent Research & Production: Angelina Crutchfield, Adam Grant, Rachael Vorwerk, Jason Le & Troy Innocent Theme music by Huw Parkinson Promo host: Dewani Shebubakar
40:35
October 8, 2020
What makes a city playable; and we go Randonauting!
What makes a city playable?   In part one of the first episode of Playopolis, we talk to two of the world's leading advocates for playable cities, Clare Reddington and Hilary O’Shaughnessy from Watershed, about their mission to restore agency and creativity to cities through games and play.  And in part two, we take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of Randonauting - a random walking app that uses quantum random numbers to reveal glitches in the edge of the simulation.  Featuring interviews and contributions from creative technologist Gerard Mason, Randonautica founder Joshua Lengfelder, Australian National University's Department of Quantum Physics Professor Ping Koy Lam, and media scholar Dr Siobhan Lyons.  Playopolis is produced by 64 Ways of Being on the lands of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.   64 Ways of Being is a free augmented reality app that allows players to see Melbourne through new eyes.  Coming in late 2020. Find out more at 64waysofbeing.com  Episode credits:  Host: Troy Innocent  Research & Production: Angelina Crutchfield, Adam Grant & Troy Innocent  Theme music by Huw Parkinson  Promo host: Dewani Shebubakar  Production support by Gerard Mason  and Jen Walsh
36:33
September 11, 2020