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[Xmca-l] Re: Playing with/at TED



On 20 June 2014 14:57, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:

> I meant that the the members of our community are serious.
>
> Is Lois not capable of critical thinking? I have been involved in
> popularising theoretical concepts, does that make them less critical?
>

Well, a theoretical concept is only theoretical if you embrace it
theoretically.  In the mode of popularising it may indeed lose its
significance until it is taken up as an object of inquiry.

TED is not a platform for such inquiry.  Hence the consequences of medium ("not
being academic but saying something new") and message (theoretical content
not treated as such).

When I watched some of the video, I got the impression that play was being
overdone somewhat, but there's no forum for engaging critically with the
content itself, because that is not what the forum is about.

Hope that helps,
Huw


>
> Carol
>
>
> On 20 June 2014 14:04, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 19 June 2014 20:57, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Well Lois
> > >
> > > That was splendid, awesome! All you serious XMCAers please watch.
> > >
> > > Carol
> > >
> > >
> > What do you mean by "serious", Carol?  This is a TED talk.  Seriousness
> and
> > critical thinking are not part of the agenda.
> >
> > Best,
> > Huw
> >
> >
> > >
> > > On 19 June 2014 13:48, Lois Holzman <lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Here's the link, Carol.
> > > > http://tedxnavesink.com/project/lois-holzman/
> > > >
> > > > Lois Holzman
> > > > Director, East Side Institute for Group & Short Term Psychotherapy
> > > > 104-106 South Oxford Street
> > > > Brooklyn, New York 11217
> > > > Chair, Global Outreach, All Stars Project, UX
> > > > Tel. +1.212.941.8906 x324
> > > > Fax +1.718.797.3966
> > > > lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org
> > > > Social Media
> > > > Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter
> > > > Blogs
> > > > Psychology Today| Psychology of Becoming | ESI Community News
> > > > Websites
> > > > Lois Holzman | East Side Institute | Performing the World
> > > > All Stars Project
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Jun 19, 2014, at 3:02 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Louis
> > > > >
> > > > > Please could you send the link again?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > > Carol
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On 19 June 2014 01:03, Lois Holzman <
> lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> Hi All,
> > > > >> Peter kindly posted a link to a talk I gave last month at a TEDx
> > > > >> event--TEDxNavesink Play.
> > > > >> Aside from the prep being among the hardest things I've ever done
> > > > (staying
> > > > >> within their rules and structure, not being academic but saying
> > > > something
> > > > >> new for people to think about, and more), it was a delight to be
> > with
> > > > folks
> > > > >> who appreciate and value play--many of whom are affording people
> in
> > > > their
> > > > >> communities with the opportunity to play in all kinds of ways. It
> > was
> > > > >> really growthful for me and my team. I was really pleased to
> > reconnect
> > > > with
> > > > >> Peter Gray after many years and to meet other good people. The
> > one-day
> > > > >> event was organized are 4 P's--possibility, pleasure, progress and
> > > > paradox.
> > > > >> I invite you all to include these talks within your conversation
> > > > here--even
> > > > >> though they're not theoretical. Maybe it's a new kind of play for
> > > many.
> > > > >> Lois
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Lois Holzman
> > > > >> Director, East Side Institute for Group & Short Term Psychotherapy
> > > > >> 104-106 South Oxford Street
> > > > >> Brooklyn, New York 11217
> > > > >> Chair, Global Outreach, All Stars Project, UX
> > > > >> Tel. +1.212.941.8906 x324
> > > > >> Fax +1.718.797.3966
> > > > >> lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org
> > > > >> Social Media
> > > > >> Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter
> > > > >> Blogs
> > > > >> Psychology Today| Psychology of Becoming | ESI Community News
> > > > >> Websites
> > > > >> Lois Holzman | East Side Institute | Performing the World
> > > > >> All Stars Project
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
> > > > > Developmental psycholinguist
> > > > > Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
> > > > > Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
> > > Developmental psycholinguist
> > > Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
> > > Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
> Developmental psycholinguist
> Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
> Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa
>