Monthly Archives: March 2017

Robby, TED-x, Paris

It is crazy times again. Friday, my PhD studentĀ Robby van Delden brilliantly defends his thesis. Steering Interactive Play Behaviour. I have to miss the party afterwards driving to Hasselt where I will present a TED-x talk on Saturday. Returning home on Sunday to leave again for Paris on Monday for a project meeting.

On Robby’s thesis: “Play is a powerful means to have an impact on the cognitive, social-emotional, and/or motor skills development. With the introduction of technology new possibilities emerge to provide engaging and entertaining whole-body play activities. Technology mediates the play activities and in this way changes how people play. We can use this to design systems that encourage wanted types of behaviors with technology.”

Robby's PhD Defense

Robby’s PhD Defense

Hockney, Michelangelo and Sebastiano in London

There were some good reasons to get away for the weekend to London. Prime reason was to see the Hockney exhibition at the Tate

London weekend

London weekend

but then of course there was food, Tate Modern with the magnificent Rauschenberg exhibition, the Shard, Design Museum and what proved to be the most interesting part: the Michelangelo and Sebastiano exhibition in the National Gallery. The Guardian had a nice review on it.