& Business
14, 15, 16, 17
June 2017

The importance of play

Christina Hug, founder of The Makers Nation

Thursday 18 16:15 - 1432226700 Sónar by Day
Stage+D by Mazda Rebels
(P4 – Level 1)
Preferential access for Accreditation holders (until 5 min. starting time). Limited seats available.

The Makers Nation is an organization that combines art, technology and design to benefit maker communities around the world.

Presenting on behalf of The Makers Nation, its Founder Christina Hug will talk about the importance of “the game” as part of the creative process and the dangers that arise when adults are allowed to “mature” games. Hug will describe her experience organizing “bit battles” (online game competitions), building pop-up playgrounds and encouraging creative interventions. She will share what she learned through her observations of children and adults playing together. The Makers Nation proposes interactive activities that illustrate the benefits of day-to-day playfulness, providing tips and tricks to make the most of the creativity inherent in games and demonstrating that playing games is not only for kids.