Play is a Better Driver of Innovation

Play is a Better Driver of Innovation

I went to see Steven Johnson talk about his new book, Wonderland, all about how Play has spurred innovation throughout history. It was a fascinating talk, and like all the great ideas, once explained it felt obviously true. He shared just a few examples of the stories...
Remix Play: the Role of Play in Higher Education

Remix Play: the Role of Play in Higher Education

15th February took me to the¬†Remix Play conference at the University of Coventry’s Distributive Media Learning Lab. The one-day conference explored how playfulness could improve higher education, and provide a better learning experience for students. The day was...
Play is the Application of Serious Attention

Play is the Application of Serious Attention

The unwillingness of many of the (few) scholars of play to put forward a definition of play frustrates me a little. Perhaps this is because I studied philosophy at university – a subject that is pretty obsessed with definitions and their importance in shaping...