13 episodes of Ludiphilia since the first episode, which aired on October 2, 2015.
Re-issue of the Chaim Gingold (Earth Primer, Spore) segment from Ep1
January 10th, 2018
16 mins 52 secs
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In celebration of the release of a Mac version of the award-winning app Earth Primer — a science book for playful people — I thought it'd be nice to dig out the segment I did with its creator, Chaim Gingold, back in episode 1, and clean it up for re-release.
Episode 11: The Hide & Seek World Championship
December 21st, 2017
39 mins 1 sec
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On the Nascondino World Championship, a yearly hide and seek tournament that attracts teams from all around the globe. I talked to Alan Jones, the co-captain of the Australian team, the Nascondingos, and Giorgio Moratti, one of the organisers of the competition, about how it works, what it's like, why it exists, and where it's headed next.
Episode 10: Beyond Monks (If Monks Had Macs part 2)
July 17th, 2017
39 mins 44 secs
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Life after If Monks Had Macs aka What Brian Thomas did next; ruminations on photography and the politics of art and play. (Based on an interview conducted in early January 2017.)
Episode 9: If Monks Had Macs
April 14th, 2017
35 mins 39 secs
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It all started with a Macintosh ad: 'You too can be a knowledge worker.' This is the story of Brian Thomas' 15-year odyssey at the helm of one of the strangest pieces of multimedia software ever created — If Monks Had Macs.
Episode a-brief-note-on-the-delay: A Brief Note on the Delay
March 21st, 2017 | 3 mins 8 secs
I know I said I'd have a new episode out in February, and now we're in the second half of March. There's a reason for that. Here's a quick rundown of what's been happening behind the scenes (spoiler: it's mostly down to Apple being difficult).
Episode 8: Locke
January 25th, 2017 | 18 mins 54 secs
On the eve of the Industrial Revolution and the morn of the English Civil War, one man reinvented educational thought.
Episode 7: Ausretrogamer
August 10th, 2016 | 35 mins 54 secs
When Alex Boz dug his Commodore 64 out of storage, he was transported instantly back to his childhood, and that set him on the path to rediscover a lost passion and find a community he could call home.
Episode 6: The Manhole
May 28th, 2016 | 33 mins 27 secs
How brothers Rand and Robyn Miller built worlds from a manhole.
Episode 5: 5 - Where the City (Simulation) Stops
April 13th, 2016 | 14 mins 23 secs
SimCity is a wonderful simulation of the urban machinery around us, and a playground for messing with our cities. But it turns out the original game, at least, doesn't actually work the way it seems.