Swapnesh Samaiya

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December 2016, photographed by Kirti Shah


Hi, I'm Swapnesh, I design games, play and learning experiences.

I work as an independent designer and researcher, with studios, startups and in collaboration with other designers, artists, researchers, and developers. I'm also a hobbyist toy maker and interested in creating tools and processes for children to tinker, create and express playfully.

My current area of interest is in exploring games and play as a form of non-linguistic communication, to explore, express, research and learn non-linear ideas/systems in an abstract and creative ways. My other interests are in the areas of Aesthetics of Play, Play and Learning, Non-representational Games, Serious Games, Art Games, Ludic Heritage, Meaningful Gamification, Design for tinkerability, Self Learning, Comparative Media Studies, Craft Research and Documentation, Generative Design and Design Education.

I enjoy listening to Hindustani Classical, Folk, and Jazz music. I like reading children books, specially those written by children, love flipping pages a lot. Eric Rohmer is my current favorite director. I support coexistence, absurdism, free as in freedom and the grasshopper.


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