CL116: Bernie DeKoven On Creativity And The Well-Played Game

Bernie DeKoven

Bernie DeKoven is a “founding father of play studies,” creating the Games Preserve, the first centre for the exploration of games and play for adults. Bernie continues to this day to explore the theory of fun and playfulness and how it can affect every aspect of personal and interpersonal, community and institutional health.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Playfulness in the wild
  • Edward de Bono
  • Anthropology of play
  • A guide to children’s games
  • The Games Preserve
  • Bill Russell
  • A well-played game
  • Games are co-operative
  • Separating yourself from success
  • Building communities and Utopia’s
  • Physical games vs Virtual games
  • Augmented Reality

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