Are people afraid of play?

Yesterday, I received a question about the use of the words “play” and “playfulness”, which reminds me of some concerns I’ve been struggling with myself: I was wondering if you have any (bad) experience in using the word play and...

A festival of play & games

I like to play (no shit, Sherlock). I like to explore play. I like to talk about play, and I like to bring people together, who play, talk about play and make other people play. In the past, I have been responsible for a few minor conferences on games and learning...
My playful dreams with games

My playful dreams with games

Attending conferences aimed at the game industry is always fun, but also usually reminds me, that I probably need to clarify my relation to games. It’s not that I personally mind my eclectic approach, working in several directions at once, it’s just that I...
The simple beauty of a duck

The simple beauty of a duck

As already stated, yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the very inspiring “NEXT KIDS TECH 2011″ conference hosted by the LEGO Foundation in Billund. Besides “just” participating in an exciting conference, I was struck by the...