Opera combined with gaming in Parsifal
TU Delft and Operadagen Rotterdam combined forces again this year to produce the third edition of the city opera Parsifal in which The Grand Opera and The Game were performed together for the first time. This year's performance, held at various locations in the heart of Rotterdam from May 20 – 29, combined the opera and 'real-life gaming' elements in which the audience was invited to ‘become’ Parsifal.
The performance featured as a testing ground for ongoing TPM research. Dr. Rens Kortmann, TU Delft Assistant Professor and expert advisor on the experiential game design and social innovation element of Parsifal described the scientific component of the project as a contribution to research into the conditions under which "game playing can leverage the mechanisms of social innovation processes to tackle the Grand Challenges in our society."
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