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The Resource Play matters, Miguel Sicart

Play matters, Miguel Sicart

Label
Play matters
Title
Play matters
Statement of responsibility
Miguel Sicart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Why play is a productive, expressive way of being, a form of understanding, and a fundamental part of our well-being
  • "What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again: If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking the attitude of play without the activity of play. So what, then, is play? In Play Matters, Miguel Sicart argues that to play is to be in the world; playing is a form of understanding what surrounds us and a way of engaging with others. Play goes beyond games; it is a mode of being human. We play games, but we also play with toys, on playgrounds, with technologies and design. Sicart proposes a theory of play that doesn't derive from a particular object or activity but is a portable tool for being--not tied to objects but brought by people to the complex interactions that form their daily lives. It is not separated from reality; it is part of it. It is pleasurable, but not necessarily fun. Play can be dangerous, addictive, and destructive. long the way, Sicart considers playfulness, the capacity to use play outside the context of play; toys, the materialization of play--instruments but also play pals; playgrounds, play spaces that enable all kinds of play; beauty, the aesthetics of play through action; political play -- from Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup to the hactivist activities of Anonymous; the political, aesthetic, and moral activity of game design; and why play and computers get along so well."
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sicart, Miguel
Dewey number
155
Index
index present
LC call number
BF717
LC item number
.S49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Playful thinking
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Play
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Play
Label
Play matters, Miguel Sicart
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Play Is -- 2. Playfulness -- 3. Toys -- 4. Playgrounds -- 5. Beauty -- 6. Politics -- 7. Architects -- 8. Play in the Era of Computing Machinery
Control code
886738701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262325967
Lccn
2014003660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • ebc3339842
  • ebr10904663
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88qwrp
  • c561a502-1bfd-46bb-97da-de212e869f65
  • 10042
  • 9780262325950
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886738701
Label
Play matters, Miguel Sicart
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Play Is -- 2. Playfulness -- 3. Toys -- 4. Playgrounds -- 5. Beauty -- 6. Politics -- 7. Architects -- 8. Play in the Era of Computing Machinery
Control code
886738701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262325967
Lccn
2014003660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • ebc3339842
  • ebr10904663
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88qwrp
  • c561a502-1bfd-46bb-97da-de212e869f65
  • 10042
  • 9780262325950
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886738701

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