(803) Turn! Turn! Turn! a time to hack and a time to play

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Sunday 11th November, 2012

3:15pm to 4:00pm (GMT)

The web, and the internet it runs on, is deeply borne of a hacker ethos - the same motivations that gave birth to the videogames industry in the 70s and 80s. However, just as we hack together new frameworks for human action, we also need to respect existing frameworks and take time to play within them. The web would be nothing without its standards agreements, and games are no fun if nobody actually plays them.

This fireside chat will use games as a microcosm to kick off a wider discussion about the difference between the disruptive power of hacking *new* systems, and the harmonizing influence of playing within *existing* ones, and the dynamic tension this difference generates.


  • New perspectives on play as participation
  • Insight into the social function of hacking
  • Faith in the value of existing communities

Who should come?

  • Hackers of every creed
  • Play theorists
  • Cultural commentators

About the speaker

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Adam Russell

Co-founder of wallFour, building crowd interaction experiences for live events bio from Twitter

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2 attendees

  • Adam Russell
  • Brexodus

3 trackers

  • Renata Avila
  • Katie Zhu
  • Melinda Seckington

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 3:15pm4:00pm GMT

Date Sun 11th November 2012


8. Floor, Ravensbourne

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