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The Loveliness Principle in Tasmania

The Loveliness Principle in Tasmania

The following are leaked extracts from a classified document detailing activities surrounding an operation known as The Loveliness Principle, happening in Junction Arts Festival in Launceston, Tasmania in August 2012. The gaps and spaces between ….


Coney at Playful 2012: Ce ci n'est pas a talk

Coney at Playful 2012: Ce ci n'est pas a talk

Playful is a conference all about ideas, games, people, fun and (of course) play. One day, 13 talks, loads of interesting people, gallons and gallons of tea, and many beards. This year it fell on Friday 19th October and the final of those 13 talks…


Coney's Rooms in The Good Neighbour at BAC

Coney's Rooms in The Good Neighbour at BAC

Down at Battersea Arts Centre hoards of children aged 0-97 are overrunning the building in their quest to find the forgotten story of George Neighbour. It’s getting fantastic reviews and all of us at Coney HQ are looking forward to heading down ne…


This Is A Door, and a Salon presentation

This Is A Door, and a Salon presentation

This Is A Door, a first games festival in Melbourne happened last weekend courtesy of Pop Up Playground – Rob Reid, Sayraphim Lothian, and Ben McKenzie. I’d played a small role as a catalyst when I met them last year while running Coney’s Playful …


Show and Tell Salon in Melbourne

Show and Tell Salon in Melbourne

Last week, I hosted a Playful Show and Tell Salon for Coney, the first of these Open Events in Melbourne. The nice thing I think about organising the premiere event – of anything – is that you set the standard, without needing to copy or compete w…


Coney and Somethin Else Show and Tell Salon: Blitz, Mechanical Musical Museum and Bronies


A Playful Documentary Unit: Take One

A Playful Documentary Unit: Take One

On Saturday we hosted a first open event as A Playful Documentary Unit, a challenge over a day to make short playful documentaries about any subject reflected in our immediate locality. Documentaries might be playful in the relationship between ma…


Coney and Somethin Else Show and Tell Salon #3

Coney and Somethin Else Show and Tell Salon #3

On Wed 4th April we had a great Salon, with Ellie and Tom of Coney giving talks about internet memes and identifying birds. Ellie gave a semi-impromptu chat about internet trends and online in-jokes known as ‘memes’. She told us how her love of me…


A day played in Battersea

A day played in Battersea

Last Sunday, Coney hosted a Day of Play with Battersea Arts Centre. This was an open event, open to all to play and make play, with a mixture of planned play and space for spontaneous ideas to erupt. We shacked up in BAC’s splendid Grand Hall for …