Playtrack Bootcamp: Technology, toys and the future of play
Wi-fi enabled dolls. Console games requiring physical action figures to use different characters in the game world. Programming toys hope to seed computational thinking and the joy of coding in stil younger and younger kids. We have come a long way since toy steam engines and wind-up elephants. But how does the march towards marriage of digital and physical toys affect fun, learning, thinking and the way kids play together? What are the frontiers of play in the age of digital media, smart homes and the internet of toys?
Confirmed Speaker list
- Meredith Bak (Rutgers University)
- Bieke Zaman (KU Leuven)
- Giovanna Mascheroni (Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)