Ellis on playful living: "this is my personal library of what I've learnt so far while I'm still mischievously exploring..."

Ellis, play alchemist

Board game found on my grandparents farm

14/07/2021 11:01

A treasure found on my grandparents farm, still being used today btw! Look at these images…

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english, favorite, game

D’you know how to connect really?

26/06/2021 09:43

We are launching the game “Open deur?!” (=open door) by Anne Frank Foundation. Together with a great team of divers expertise and Tinqwise Immersive, we created an educational game for vmbo students (age 15-18) to practice/learn listening, connecting and foster a two way dialog. The game was developed in many corona- co- creation sessions, including students and teachers. A solid and tested plan: How to integrate the game in lessons?

This project has been one of the most thorough, sensitive, cautious and detailed process in my experience, with great compliments to the Anne Franks Stichting for hosting this process in that way. One important thing to include was not only to develop and test with our target audience yet also; how to engage teachers with minimal effort and maximal outcome, has carefully been designed.

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Happy 10 year anniversary!

01/02/2021 16:53

HAPPY 10 year-anniversary to Ellisinwonderland!!!!
Exactly TEN years ago today I registered at the chambre of commerce, and am happy to declare that these where the top best years in my life as a professional, in diversity of amazing projects, lots of travelling, learning about (academic) research and teamwork in so many different teams and collaborations. I am so grateful to all those I collaborated with and learned from… or better expressed: played with ; )

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Alice, apply play, book, english, event, favorite, game

The Queens Gambit

17/01/2021 12:15

This drama on Netflix of 7 episodes is amazingly well made… how a world/life can run around just one game: Chess! Educational, intriguing and amusing… plus aesthetically pleasing! Go watch!

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Alice, english, favorite, game

Journey to India

Thanks to several organisations as the Dutch Embassy in India, Dutch Culture and the DGA, I was invited to visit India to share knowledge on game design and development. From that amazing trip, I got in contact with great people and the journey grew larger and bigger…. last year I got invited as board member at the School of Design at UPES University in Dehradun, India.

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Alice, apply play, educational, english, event, favorite

Podcast about play

06/01/2021 19:57

So great when dozens of people sent me a “u most listen this podcast!” during these holidays, since it makes clear these friends know me well… indeed worth while to listen to this podcast from the NRC (in Dutch!): “a good game is not as simple as it seems”

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apply play, serious

What Chi kung + Play have in common

01/01/2021 12:17

For many years I’ve been following Chi kung workshops and courses from Remco Wernert at Natural Ease and this summer I followed a weekend workshop with Ole Eskildsen and it hit me, the overlapping aspects.

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english, event, favorite

Interviewed on play

12/12/2020 10:37

I was interviewed for a Dutch Magazine CoachLink and it is an impressive article they created. I am mostly proud to be together in one magazine with Jan Geurtz, who I read and admire a lot!

Read the article and magazine (in Dutch) here >>

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Alice, english, event, play

How not to play?

27/11/2020 21:39

This sign is a warning NOT to play at that location. How can someone design a sign telling/ordering something so not natural?… if we look close, we might be able to construct the impact of hitting a ball on metal, which might have disturbed inhabitants nearby a lot. But still… how to forbid play? (btw funny that in this same photo, another sign in the background is ordering dogs not to do what they do naturally) >>

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article, english, play

Luisterboek “speel het spel”

23/11/2020 13:22

De luisterversie van Speel het spel is klaar en downloadbaar op vele plekken >>

Wat luisteraars zeggen:

Joost Bazelmans (op photo): “Zaterdag geluisterd tijdens hardlopen. Op de helft. Erg prettig voorgelezen. En mooie mix van theorie, cases en levenslessen :-)”

“gedowload en je korte stukje geluisterd. Meteen in het verhaal, heel tof! ga m dit weekend luisteren”

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