Ben Malbon

Location: London United Kingdom


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Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation by Patrick Bateson
I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish. I especially enjoyed the focus on re-framing play as something that can be used later in life and be put together in novel ways to solve new problems (i.e. used to power innovation). It's a refreshing and somewhat liberating thought that one doesn't have to dispense with play as one grows older. I was also nodding vigorously as the authors explored the particularly intrinsically focused rewards of certain types of play; when play is less for others, more 'folded inside' the self. I think this is a rich area that could do with further unpacking; the notion that there is somehow an important (and under-examined) role for 'play' in the… Read more

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