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[Xmca-l] Re: Do adults play?
Huw, might I add that during this discussion of adult play, your profile
pic on google has magically changed from playful (man's face half shaded by
the sun) to serious (straight on shot of man-in-suit).
Why so serious?
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Huw Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Oh, another interesting point is the "as if" quality of play which carries
> over into social relations, e.g. the liberal regard of others as if we are
> all equal.
> On 21 October 2013 19:34, Huw Lloyd <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On 21 October 2013 14:28, Barowy, William <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Feynman played:
> >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3pYRn5j7oI
> > It's not clear (from the video) whether the anthropomorphising is rather
> > rhetorical expression of his own personal joy in the task.
> > But, personally, I think that is beside the point. It is the plasticity
> > of play that is (for me) more interesting, and the effortful thinking he
> > refers to is theorised (e.g. Baldwin) to be the application of this
> > plasticity to objective circumstances.
> > Huw
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