Festival for Playful Public Spaces


Games with Real World Data


Format: Talk

  • August 10, 2012 16:00 – 16:30

Gabe Smedresman (US)


Hi there! I’m a San Francisco-based designer and coder with a passion for games, real-world data, interactive narrative, maps, public space and theater — and the intersections between them. My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle (three times!), Fox News, Forbes, Boing Boing, Gizmodo, and leading technology blogs, and has been played and interacted with by tens of thousands of enthusiastic players and audience members. I’ve had the privilege of raising funding for creative works in which I’ve participated from esteemed groups such as Will Wright’s games company Stupid Fun Club, The Go Game, and elite Silicon Valley investors. I think that interactive media is transforming our culture in every way, and my work, along with many others’, lives on this frontier. I strive for simple, compelling, relevant ideas, expressed clearly, and executed with polish, flair, character, beauty, joy and truth.