This summer I was invited as speaker to talk about Applying Play at the TGC, the Theran Game Convention. I was not sure what to expect in advance, but was amazed with the curiosity and welcoming atmosphere I encountered.
The event was much larger then I expected, and I got to meet many great people from all over the world, and of course many Iranian entrepreneurs plus students. The enthusiasm for my talk and book ‘Apply play’ was great. But there was even more that really intrigued me, and will continue to intrigue me in future, there seems to be an enormous paradox or tension of new and old, traditional and progressive felt everywhere you go, this balancing of these contrasts is what triggers me to learn more about this. And one other thing surprised me a lot on the streets, for a strict and religious country, a lot of time and effort is spent on aesthetics, under bridges or parking lots, the walls and buildings carry art everywhere! So looking forward to learn more, and visit the TGC next year again. (Ps: a translated version of the book in Farsi is being created as we speak, looking forward todo intensive workshops with students in the near future).