Change Generation: How Kati London and Area/Code Make the World Interactive

In the latest installment of our video series on risk-taking, do-gooding young entrepreneurs, we speak with Kati London, Senior Producer at Area/Code, "A real-world game company." The company makes everything from Facebook games to participatory events that brings game-like interaction to a conference, "Finding new ways for people to engage with each other, and to engage with the world around them in meaningful ways."

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About Kati London: Kati London is Vice President and Senior Producer for Area/Code, which creates cross-media games and entertainment. London designs and develops opportunities for interacting with others – whether that be for people and plants, residents of Gaza City and Tel-Aviv or gamers playing tag with tiger sharks in the Great Barrier Reef. Her collaborative projects have been featured in the Museum of Science & Industry, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival and the Design Museum of London. She frequently speaks on digital/physical hybridization.

About Area/Code: Area/Code takes advantage of today's environment of pervasive technologies and overlapping media to create new kinds of gameplay. They are inspired by both the future potential of ubiquitous networked computing and the long historical tradition of games as social interaction. Area/Code games highlight the connections between the interactive systems and imaginary landscapes inside of games and the real world around them. These connections can take many forms: Facebook games that create innovative new forms of social interaction; online games that respond to broadcast TV in real time; game systems that explore real-world social issues; urban environments transformed into spaces for public play; game events driven by real-world data.

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