It’s that time again. And every time it gets to be that time I think about how weird it is that it can be so fun to get scared. By that I mean how fun it is to pretend to get scared. And how, even though we know we’re only pretending, real we can make […]
Gwen Gordon, my friend, much respected scholar, prducer and main woman behind the recently-MacArthur-Foundation-Development-Grant-winning TV documentary series project Now Playing, fellow promoter of playfulness and recipient of the 2007 Defender of the Playful award; recently shared some of her passion and wisdom in an interview published on Kidscreen, from which I now share selected pith: “How did you come […]
via Martin Dyrman Hansen Physical Game Development When I am at a family gathering, I am the guy who leaves the table to play with the kids. In my experience all kids are eager for the attention and to play with a grown up. Being the grown up my words bear a lot of weight, […]
I enrolled myself in a MOOC. The first time I ever MOOCed, actually. It was from the University of Sheffield. And the topic was “Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life.” It was free and so was I, so I thought I’d take a conceptual dip. I was in the fifth week of […]
In general, I’ve had mixed feelings about Flash Mobs. Here are a few of my feeling ingredients: vicarious mob surprise-sharing vicarious performer delight-witnessing incongruous beauty thrill barriers to participation disappointment I elucidate. vicarious mob surprise-sharing – I love watching people’s faces, especially the kids’, as it dawns on them that they are not quite where […]
And so today we revel further in the abundance of our good fortune as we prepare to receive the second installment of that which we formerly received when we were the recipients of the Oaqui Conclusions part one.