Talk about play in Rio

I was invited to talk at the Design Week in Rio de Janeiro november 2015. The location was beautiful, the event was perfect, and the people were great. Something unexpected was the weather, my balloons were blown away very fast, which gave an extra challenge for my audience to participate in the game with the four very different rules.
When I was done speaking about the value of play, and games as a tool, many great questions and conversation was raised. Questions like: “Is there a game to cope with depressions?” – “how can we grow our applied gaming industry in Rio?” – “How can I become an applied game developer” and many more topics were discussed, and even more my curiosity grew bigger and bigger for this topic crossing cultures.
This was the venue the Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro:
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