SV: [xmca] Test (and some play and games)

From: Patrik Bergman (
Date: Wed Feb 08 2006 - 06:51:25 PST

Since I am completely new to the list, I have probably missed all the highly
interesting discussions on the role of play and games for the development of
our minds and souls, but if someone here has any great insight they are
willing to share, I am all ears.

What I have found somewhat confusing/lacking is that most theorists talk
only about the role of play when we are kids (in relation to zpd, etc.), but
what I wonder is what happens to play and games when we are grown ups. I
truly believe play and games can have a substantial role in the lives of
people today. As the highly materialistic and modernized world (or
post-modern, post-post modern, etc.) asks a higher price of us for each
year, more and more people play online games. Is this only to flee the
thought that life is a veil of tears and nothing more, or is there also
something else to it? Something more substantial, something that actually
contributes to the lives of adult humans today?

As stated, it might be that I have missed all the wonderful writings on the
role of play and games in adult's lives from a sociocultural viewpoint, and
then I am sorry for this. Otherwise, it would be interesting to hear what
you have to say.

Patrik Bergman
PhD student in games and education

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