What’s Play got to do with me?

What’s Play got to do with me?

I hear a lot that play is for other people. Of course, the most common refrain is that play is for children, not the adults who expound this maxim. But I also get it about lots of other groups. “It’s what parents do,” I hear from childless worker...
How Did Play Become Invisible?

How Did Play Become Invisible?

I find the way that people don’t generally think of activities as ‘Play’ quite strange. People are very happy to say that they are ‘at work’, but they’ll rarely describe themselves as ‘playing’ – except as a...
What if the Future is All Play?

What if the Future is All Play?

We’re living in an age with extraordinary change occurring in the workplace. While we’re all very aware of the downsides of automation and job losses, some are asking whether it has to be all negative. For generations people have asked when the propensity...
Work Isn’t the Opposite of Play

Work Isn’t the Opposite of Play

One of the fun things about working in Play is that you get to tell people ‘I work in Play‘. Reactions vary wildly. It’s good to see, though, that many believe that the ‘defence of play’ has already been won. When I say to these people...
Play Has Its Own Gravity

Play Has Its Own Gravity

What I’ve learnt from my 100 Days of Play #1: Play has its own gravity! There were a few days during my challenge where I felt like I’d had enough. Various people had suggested to me that play can’t be scheduled and that it has to be spontaneous. I...