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[Xmca-l] Re: Playing with/at TED
Thanks for "completing" me (in a taking liberty with Vygotsky sense).
Your comments are much appreciated.
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On Jun 23, 2014, at 9:42 PM, Larry Purss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I wanted to underline two comments you highlighted in your reply to
> David's response:
> [first] "highlight for me an aspect of perhaps different ways of
> approaching what it means to engage in the activity of understanding. As I
> read you, you need me to say what play is not and you also need me to
> pinpoint the beginnings and endings of something identified as play. It's
> that "is" that for me is the problematic term—it reads to me as pictorial
> and essentializing in reference to meaning."
> I appreciated this summation inviting us to to be *careful* HOW we
> reference *meaning*. Meaning as *forming* [not formed] in our playful
> [second] What I think revolutionary play is (in my talk I repeated what I
> mean by that several times—taking what there is and making something new,
> doing what we do not know how to do, relating as who we are/other than who
> we are at the same time) is a cultural-historical activity that creates
> In this fragment I appreciated:
> relating *what there IS* AND *making something new* as emerging *at the
> same time*
> relating *who we ARE* AND *other than we are* at the SAME time*
> this simultaneous *play* AS *revolutionary* Not first *this* AND THEN
> *that* as *inter* as if between two unique essences but rather *this*
> THROUGH *that* EMERGING SIMULTANEOUSLY within playful activity.
> The notion of *residing* WITHIN HORIZONS where *subject* AND *object*
> emerge together each THROUGH the other simultaneously
> In other words a *horizonal view*. Merleau Ponty suggests the metaphor of
> *light* as a horizonal metaphor Subjects and objects emerging
> simultaneously within *light* which is everywhere and nowhere. Meaning
> emerging within playful activity, forming AND formed [each in the other] .
> Lois, as I *read* your comments *playing* with these notions I *found
> myself* stimulated by your commentary and decided to reflect out loud [not
> interior views].
> Thanks for a fascinating revolutionary playful formation.
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Lois Holzman <
> email@example.com> 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 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
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