Rainy days and the road to Sanchi
The unseasonable winter showers yesterday put many obstacles in our way– flooded streets, flooded rickshaws, crowds hovering under every available shelter. We had some showers of our own as we talked through ideas with creative and technical allies Naomi Alderman and colleagues at UnBox and Quicksand. A talk with Gulzar at Digital Green about the process of their field work helped us understand what potential benefit farmers may gain from real life information about them in the game. But we’re really looking forward to asking them ourselves when we go into the field next week. We’re at a juncture now where it’s difficult to make decisions about the game narrative or mechanism without finding out more about their perspective, interests, practices and environment. So it’s a twelve hour train journey to Sanchi and we’re taking monopoly on the iPad!