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John Mawhorter featured in Bit Creature

Throw Game: The Dilemma of Being an Unknown Street Game Artist
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00am

John Mawhorter, DANM '14, was covered in Bit Creature by Jason Johnson on April 19.

The story covers John's game, Throw Play, and goes on to other projects:

“The power of public play,” John continued over the video chat, ”is that it’s fun and you can get people who don’t know each other to have an encounter.” He was wearing a seersucker shirt, bringing up how he’s an art student and would one day like to design a sport, “like the guy who invented basketball.” We talked about some of his other projects. Those include a card game, a game based on T.S. Elliot’s “The Hollow Men,” and my personal favorite, Swing, a game where he suspended a hundred-pound log from a beam and players swung it in a destructive effort to smash a terra-cotta flower pot.

The full story is at