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Shortlist Open for Comment 

From mysterious creatures appearing on city streets eager to make new friends, to forbidden buttons that connect the curious of Oxford, each of the shortlisted projects on the Smart Oxford Playable City Commission has found creative ways to celebrate the Shared City theme.

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is a brand new commission, challenging creatives from around the world to produce an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the city of Oxford.  

Artists, designers, technologists and creative practitioners were challenged to propose distinctive ideas that respond to the theme of Shared City. Applicants proposed using smart city technology to create opportunities for connection between the diverse populations who live, visit and work within Oxford. The winning proposal will be publicly available in Oxford, UK for the public to play in late 2017.

The shortlist is open for comment until 19 July.  The winner will be announced on 01 August.

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is produced by Watershed and supported by Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Lucy, Nominet, Bosch, Science Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford, Oxlep, Oxford Bus Company and RACE.