Posted in June 2012

play and not-play

Today my thoughts are on what isn’t play. Or maybe more precisely, what exactly are we doing when we’re not playing? There is a work/play dichotomy in this culture, but that one doesn’t really cut it for me. When you’re truly playing you are often working hard. When I was young…pre-5 years old…one of my … Continue reading

games and play

Something I’ve been giving a lot of thought: cultural concepts of “games” versus those of “play”. Often when I talk about my project and use the word “play”, I understand that in many minds play=games. They see them as the same thing — and culturally I think there is a lot of truth to this. … Continue reading