Urban Play and the Playable City: A Critical Perspective

Yoram Chisik (Editor), Ben Schouten (Editor), Mattia Thibault (Editor), Anton Nijholt (Editor)

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In this edited book, we compare and contrast the various forms of play that occur in urban environments or are dedicated to their design and planning, with the notion of the playable city. In a playable city, the sensors, actuators, and digital communication networks that form the backbone of smart city infrastructure are used to create novel interfaces and interventions intended to inject fun and playfulness into the urban environment, both as a simple source of pleasure and as a means of facilitating and fostering urban and social interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLausanne
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
Number of pages106
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-88974-422-0
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Computer Science and Frontiers in Psychology
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
ISSN (Print)1664-8714


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