Aristotle’s Dichotomy: Work or Play

Aristotle’s Dichotomy: Work or Play

Plato had a more encompassing view of play, while Aristotle gave the Western world one of the most prevailing dichotomies: work and play as separate entities.  One either plays or works. Or the popular idea that “we work hard and play hard”.  Aristotle...
Plato and Play

Plato and Play

What was play in the classical period? How did Plato view play? Armand D’Angour, Faculty of Classics at Jesus College, Oxford University,  provides answers to these questions in his informative and accessible writing in “Plato and Play”.  He states,...
More On Play

More On Play

A dog chasing a ball. Children playing tag. These are examples of what is commonly understood as play. Dogs are perhaps our most unambiguous practitioners of play. They need no excuse to drop into a play bow and start the play rolling. Children in a park will enter...
About PlayLab

About PlayLab

OUR MISSION “To explore and implement play as a generative creative resource for individuals, teams, and organizations.”   PROJECTS A Creator’s Journey Play, Improv & Emergence in Dialogic Processes Accessing Success in Learning...
Inquiry

Inquiry

Play is performative, constitutive of the lives we live.  In play we make-up the life we want and don’t want.  Our lives are living playlabs–approach with curiosity! Play is viewed as being central to creativity and innovation. Yet research on play often...