Play is a universal human need, reducing stress and supporting mental wellbeing. Swimming, surfing, diving, and other water-based activities go as far back as we've been a species. But what if we could bring the ocean where there wasn't one? What if we could create new forms of games, sports, and activities that provided a deeper connection to the environment around us? How can we apply new materials and technologies to create playful experiences that take full advantage of the affordances of water? 

AquaGames is an ongoing series of workshops to explore, discuss, and design the history and future of play in, on, under, or with the water.