Speaker: Dick van Dijk
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Dick van Dijk

Concept developer
Waag Society
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR The Netherlands

Dick van Dijk is concept developer at Waag Society. Waag Society is an Amsterdam based Medialab investigating the interplay of culture and technology in relation to society, education, culture and healthcare. Waag Society wishes to make a contribution to the design of the information society by looking at the possibilities of people, their creativity and culture.

Dick has particular responsibilities for Waag Society’s programme on narrativity, exploring the use of narrative structures in new media. Among Dick’s projects are several educational and location-based projects such as Operation Sigismund and Monstermedia. Sigismund is an experiential learning environment combining game elements, narrative elements and formal learning goals, mixing physical and virtual interactions (www.waag.org/sigismund) . Monstermedia is an online learning environment for media education (www.waag.org/project/monstermedia) .

Dick studied business economics and history of art.

Dick will present Out There: Connecting people, places and stories. [Paper]