The Hemingway App

The Hemingway App

I love to write. Usually I end up experimenting with everything, including the language. Part of writing in English, for me, is improving, using and evaluating new words. Why is that? Well, I’m really curious, always striving to explore new approaches to...

CounterPlay – a playful journey

About a month ago, I wrote about my plans for creating a festival of play & games in Aarhus. In the meantime, I’ve been working on turning my plans and ideas, my dream, into reality. Lots of exciting things are happening, and a growing number of people are...
Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

I usually try to play all the games, that people talk about. The big AAA hits, the small indie gems, the hugely popular games for handheld devices and anything in between. I do this out of a mix of professional interest and my eternal personal curiosity. I have much...
GTA V

GTA V

Initially, GTA V mostly just annoyed me. Annoying characters, annoying gameplay, just annyoing. I don’t care much for driving around, waiting for something to happen, and I had absolutely no interest in the characters. I found the light (yes, the actual light)...
The diversity of games

The diversity of games

There’s much to like about playing games. Even so, the one thing that keeps me coming back, and keeps me curious and excited as ever, is the almost incomprehensible diversity of games today. To some, this may not be the most obvious of statements, and I have to...

A festival of play & games

I like to play (no shit, Sherlock). I like to explore play. I like to talk about play, and I like to bring people together, who play, talk about play and make other people play. In the past, I have been responsible for a few minor conferences on games and learning...

Should we be dandelions?

This one is old by now (in internet terms, at least. It’s from way back in April), but that doesn’t make it less interesting (and I forgot to write about it when I first watched it). Author Neil Gaiman gave a talk at Digital Minds Conference on being a...
My playful dreams with games

My playful dreams with games

Attending conferences aimed at the game industry is always fun, but also usually reminds me, that I probably need to clarify my relation to games. It’s not that I personally mind my eclectic approach, working in several directions at once, it’s just that I...
Collective decency

Collective decency

Some time ago, I watched a documentary on wartime photographers. One of the participants (sadly, I’ve forgotten his name) talked about documenting 9/11, and more than photographs, he was particularly awestruck with the ways people took great risks to help each...
Increasing access to games?

Increasing access to games?

Constantly trying to decipher the many, many reasons for not working with games in education, one “popular” argument has, unsurprisingly, to do with economy. If schools must buy licenses for e.g. an entire class to play a game, that is frequently the one...