Archive for January, 2010

Two quick things: 1) Well done to Caitlin Moran in the Times this week for her article celebrating play. Bafflingly the headline’s something about buttocks on a skirting board, and the reference was lost on me. But nonetheless it was good to see someone championing the right to toboggan on a riot shield, and inject […]


Another quick one, just before I dash out to watch A Prophet. But I just thought I’d give a quick shout out to a fantastic book for anyone interested in radio. Radio: An Illustrated Guide, by Jessica Abel and Ira Glass follows the This American Life team as they put together one of their programmes. […]


Magic

21Jan10

OK, not a post about play or games, per se, but just a quick thought about magic. I love magic. I don’t believe in all the hocus pocus, and of course I know it’s all bullshit. But I’m fascinated by the skill and wordplay needed to do it well. (I’ve never done it myself, but […]


Yes yes yes, I know I’ve been slack, but I’ve been busy, alright. Lots of stuff to do over the New Year and muchos things on the plate (including a new job, an Open University course in Design Thinking – see IDEO post below – and an improv course in Kentish Town. Thanks for asking). […]