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24th October 2014
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The 7th Playful exposes secrecy and subterfuge as both problem and opportunity for the brilliant thinkers and creators who will unencrypt new worlds of play and supercharge your imagination. Expect a day of the unexpected, the funny and the bizarre in games, interaction, technology, design and beyond.

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A key member of the Copenhagen Game Collective, Ida Marie Toft is a game designer and media artist. Her work explores technology's engagement with culture, in particular how technology can foster uncanny social constellations. Ida is starting her PhD at TAG Research Centre at Concordia University, Montreal.

Copenhagen Games Collective are responsible for Johann Sebastian Joust, Jelly Stomp, Dark Room Sex and a lot of other strange game experiments and productions. They are co-curating this year's Lyst Summit—Love Sex and Romance in Games —on a boat.

Dave Birch is a thought leader in digital money and digital identity. One of the 2014 "Power 50" in European digital financial services, in 2013 he was named one of WIRED magazine's global top 15 favourite sources of news from the world of business and finance.

Dave is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the technical and strategic consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions. Described in The Telegraph as "one of the world's leading experts on digital money", he has just published "Identity is the New Money".
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