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« Playing with the Future » in Seoul

A symposium on the digital economy, followed by a hackathon inspired by theories discussed at conferences, the “Playing with the future” project is being supported by the Franco-German Cultural Fund.
On May 2-4, 2016, “Playing with the future” offered a symposium on the digital economy and a Franco-Germano-Korean hackathon, at the National University of Seoul.
This symposium underlined a theoretical approach to the digital economy and its impact on society. In the course of the hackathon, practitioners were inspired by theories discussed at the symposium, and attempted to develop results in a concrete or rather ‘‘playable’’ manner. They were free to create, based on game rules offered in advance by the speakers. The rules came from key words from their conferences, from images, statements or even from a game.
The hackathon was moderated by Peter Lee, a Korean game designer and professor. 15 students or professionals from the École nationale du jeu et des médias interactifs numériques (National School of Games and Interactive Digital Media) (France), Gamelab.berlin (Germany), and the program of the National University of Seoul of Information on Science and Culture (South Korea) took part in the hackathon.
This event has arisen from a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut, National University of Seoul, French Embassy in Korea and the Institut français of Korea. A group of thinkers and practitioners from France, Germany and Korea exchanged on the theories and issues related to the digital world.
This project benefits from the support of the Fonds culturel franco-allemand (Franco-German Cultural Fund) that fosters cultural cooperation initiatives conducted together by two French and German diplomatic networks.