Postdigital play: Conformity, ubiquity and rules.

  • Dom Breadmore (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


In an age of digital ubiquity, we have witnessed a huge paradigm shift in the ways in which we play together and with our surroundings; the internet is now “an invisible given, like roads or trees” (Novitskova 2010). Today’s postdigital audiences demand the agency to co-create and explore new creative possibilities and the freedom to play with technology or without. Playfulness relies on the user’s willingness to deconstruct rules, rather than adhere to them. How are artists, urbanists and creative technologists leading playful initiatives that promote civic engagement, subversion and active citizenship?
Period31 Mar 2017
Event titleCounterPlay 2017: Playful Cities / Playful Citizens
Event typeConference
Conference number4
LocationAarhus, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • play
  • postdigital
  • Digital Arts
  • creative technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Communication