Overview

Upcoming
Trust in Play – Webinar: Festivals & Communities (Online, 27 May 2019)
Playful Learning Conference 2019 – Keynote (Leicester (UK), Jul 2019)
TAZ#2019 – Jury Cross Overpitch (Oostende (BE), Aug 2019)

 


 

Keynotes
NRC Live – Future of IT (Utrecht – Nov 2018)
Freeplay 2018 (Melbourne, Australia – May 2018)
Different Games 2015 (New York, USA – April 2015)
Game Happens! 2014 (Genova, Italy – June 2014)

Talks
(in alphabetical order of event)
Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria – 2013)

Athens Plaython  (Greece – 2013)
Counterplay14 (Aarhus, Denmark – 2014)
Counterplay16 (Aarhus, Denmark – 2016)
Connect the Dots (Den Haag, Netherlands – Oct 2017)
Dig it Up (Antwerpen, Belgium – Feb 2019)
EIGD 2015 (Montreuil, France – Nov 2014)
Free to Play 2013 (Antwerp, Belgium – 2013)
Games [4Diversity] Jam 2014
Games Beyond Games – (Turin, Italy – Apr 2019)

GDC San Francisco (2010, 2014)
GDC Europe (Cologne,Germany – 2013)
GDC Europe (Cologne, Germany – 2014)
Global Game Jam Thessaloniki (Greece – 2014)
The Hmm (Amsterdam – 2018)
Indie Gameleon (Groningen, Netherlands – 2013)
Indie Gameleon (Groningen, Netherlands – 2 May 2014)
JOIN Local Multiplayer Summit (Berlin, Germany – 2014)
JOIN Local Multiplayer Summit (Berlin, Germany – 2015)
Juegos Reunidos – Madrid (11 March 2017)

Media van Morgen: Games and Media (Utrecht, 2010)
Mozfest – Open Games (London, UK – 2013)
One2Play Gamefestival Uncovered 2019 – Inspiration session (Leuven, May 2019)

The Overkill Festival (Enschede, 2016)
Pixels & Prosecco (Brighton, 24 March 2017)

Playful Arts Festival presents: The Art of Play (‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands – 2013)
Republika / A MAZE Pop Up (Rijeka, Croatia – 2013)
State of Play (Dublin, Ireland, May 2015)
STRPfest  – Games & Public Space (12 September 2014, Eindhoven, NL)
Studium Generale Leiden – The Power of Play  (Leiden, NL – 22 May 2014)
TEDx Oslo  (Norway, 2011)
TEDx Amsterdam Live (2011)
w00t Copenhagen Play Festival 2013 (Denmark – 2013)
ZTG GameDev Convention (Poznan, Poland – October 2014)

Curator Exhibition / Festival / Event
(Most recent first)
Co-founder & co-curator: Playful Arts Festival (2012 – present)
Dig it Up  – Curator / Host (Antwerp (BE), 2019)
IndieCade Europe 2018 – (Paris (FR), October 2018)
Playful Arts Festival 2018: (T)HERE & NOW – Den Bosch (15 & 16 June 2018)
Playful Arts Sessions: Wanderlust – Den Bosch (13 December 2017)
Playful Arts Sessions: The Encounter (‘s-Hertogenbosch, June 2017)
Screenshake 2017 Game Expo (Antwerp (BE), February 2017)

Incubate Arcade 2016 (Tilburg, 8-11 September 2016)
Incubate Arcade: Conversations_ (Tilburg, 10 September 2016)
Playful Arts Sessions 2016 (‘s-Hertogenbosch, June 2016)

The Art of Play 2016 (Amsterdam, 2016)
The City As Playground – Unmaking the Netherlands / Expodium (Utrecht, 2015)
Play in the Dark @ SHINE 2015 (‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2015)
New Gamegrounds (Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, April 2015)
INCUBATE Arcade: Music & Games (15-21 September 2014)
Games Curation: Tweetakt-Kaap (2014)
Playful Arts Festival @ Art at the Warehouse (2013, Rotterdam)

INDIGO (2010)
Level Up Gamescapes (Utrecht, NL, 2003)

Panels
ACMI Conversations: The Pleasure of Pixels (Melbourne, Australia, May 2018)
Playin’ Siegen 2017 – playful festivals organisations (Siegen, Germany, May 2017)
Games for Cities – Rotterdam (21 April 2017)
Incubate Arcade: Conversations_ 2016 (Tilburg, 10 Sept 2016)

Schermen met Cultuur: Games, Cultuur en Kunst (Ghent, 19 Sept 2016)
A MAZE. /  Berlin 2016 – Curating Videogames and New Media
JOIN Local Multiplayer – “Getting people together: the organiser’s perspective”
Nederlands Film Festival – Films@Games (Utrecht, 2008) – Panel Visual language

Moderator / Host
Control Conference 2017 – Main stage host (Utrecht, NL, Nov 2017)
A MAZE. / Berlin festival 2017 – Main stage host talks (Berlin, Germany, 2017)
Control Conference 2016 – Host afternoon session (Utrecht, NL, 28 Sept 2016)
A MAZE. / Berlin festival 2016 – Moderator / Q&A documentary GameSound with Karen Collins (Berlin, Germany, 2016)
Control Conference 2015 – Host morning session Indies
A MAZE. / Berlin Festival 2015 – Moderator documentary GameLoading (Berlin, Germany, 2015)

JOIN 2014 – Host afternoon sessions (Berlin, Germany, 2014)

Workshops / Masterclasses / Play Sessions
Kids Workshop – JEF Medialab (Antwerp, Mar 2019)
Playin’Siegen 2017 – “Traditional games” from Holland – Physical Play (Siegen, Germany, May 2017)

Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) 2016 – Game Design Workshop
Uprise Kids Game Jam 2015
Cinekid (for Professionals) 2015 – Technological Imaginary: PLAY masterclass
Day in the Park pt2 (Utrecht, 2013)
Board Game Remixing Extravaganza (Utrecht, 2011)

Installations / Projects
72Hour Urban Action – The GRID – Launch Pad for Curiosity (Lobeda, May 2019)
CounterPlay 2019 – CounterPlay Retreat in collaboration with Gabi Linde (Aarhus, Denmark, Apr 2019)
Lowlands – Playground with Monobanda (Biddinghuizen, NL – 2010)
Lowlands – DIY Rufties with Socializta (Biddinghuizen, NL – 2009)

Meetups
Playful Arts Meetup #3 – Den Bosch (9 August 2017)
Playful Arts Meetup #2 – Amsterdam (10 May 2017)
Playful Arts Meetup #1 – Den Bosch (15 Feb 2017)
WiGNL impromptu brunch – Amsterdam (15 Oct 2017)
WiGNL Brunch (Utrecht, 5 Feb 2017)
WiGNL Drinks (7 Aug 2016)
WiGNL Drinks (7 May 2016)
WiGNL Brunch (3 April 2016)
WiGNL Interactive MusicBox & Arduino (20 June 2015)
WiGNL Dinner (12 Dec 2014)
AfterFoG Picnic Galore (Utrecht, 2011)

Lecturer
HKU / University of the Arts: Interactive Performance Design (2006-2014)
Utrecht University – Guest Lecture Computer Games course (2012)
Utrecht University – Game Studies (2011/12)
HvA – Minor Game Design (2008)

Game Jam organisation:
Global Game Jam – Executive Director (worldwide) (2010-2014)
Game-City (Den Bosch, 2011) – Gamestorm

Zorgen voor Morgen (Utrecht, 2010)
Molyjam (Utrecht, 2012 & 2013)
Republika – A MAZE. (Rijeka, 2013) – Beach Jam
Playful Jam (Amsterdam, 2015)
Labour Game Jam – Amsterdam (23 & 24 November 2017)

(Game / New Media) Judge

European Game Showcase 2019 (GDC SF) – Selection Committee
Independent Game Festival (2018/19) San Francisco – Main Judge: Nuovo Award
Independent Game Festival (2017/18) San Francisco – Main Judge: Nuovo Award
Independent Game Festival (2016/17) San Francisco – Main Judge: Nuovo Award
Alt. CTRL Game Jam (2016)
Nordic Game Indie Night  (2016)
Independent Game Festival (2015/16) – Main Judge: Nuovo Award
Cinekid 2015
BitOlympics 2015  – littleBits competition
European Innovative Games Showcase (2015) – GDC Europe
Inaugural European Innovative Games Showcase (2014) – GDC Europe
IGDA Scholar jury (2014)
Indie Gameleon game jam (2013, 2014)
A MAZE. Most Amazing Game (2012)
Mozilla Game on (2011 / 2012)
Games [4Health] Jam (2011, 2012)
Creative Game Design Challenge (2010)
Pre-jury: IGF (2012 – now)
HvA Minor Game Design & Game Technology (June, 9, 2009)

 

Advisory / Consultancy
IGDA Scholars (2014)

Indie Gameleon (2012-2014)
Games[4…] Jam
Counterplay festival
Now Playing documentary
Zijdelwaard Campagne (shopping mall – 2015)


Advisory Committees

Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds) –  Advisory Committee Internationalisation (2019 – present)
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) – Advisory Committee InnovationLab Mediafund ( Brussels, 2018 – present)
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) – Advisory Committee GameFund (Brussels. 2015 – present)

Founder
zo-ii – Playful Culture Curation – Founder (2011 – present)
Playful Arts Festival – Arts Festival – Co-Founder (2012 – present)
Women in Games NL (WiGNL) – Meetups / events / forum – Founder (2011 – present)
Global Game Jam, Inc – Organisation that runs worldwide event GGJ – Co-Founder (San Luis Obispo CA, USA, 2013)
INDIGO – annual Dutch independent Game showcase in NL – Co-founder (2010)

Articles
GAMES – Magazine (FR) – April 2015: Globe Trotter : À la découverte du jeu vidéo néerlandais

Publications
The Power of Play – Voices of the Play Community – Editorial Board (2017)
Playful Arts magazine #1: Urban Play (2014)

Photography
Game & Play events
Playful Arts Festival
DiGRA – Think Design Play (2011)
Dutch Game Garden (2008-2010)

Festival of Games (2009)
Control Magazine
Dutch Games Association
Nordic Game Conference

 

Documentation
Photography: Flickr zo-ii | Playful Arts
Video: Vimeo: zo-ii | Playful Arts
Vines: zo-ii
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