Happy Birthday to the PLA – we are 1! From small beginnings last August, we’ve grown to 262 members.
August Featured Member – Mathias Poulsen
Would you like to be featured? Send through 5 photos with captions to tell your playful journey and we’ll include you to appear, one a month!
News from the PLA members:
- Nia Wearn and Emma Bearman are co-hosting an open virtual unconference/meeting on August 10th talking amongst other things about playful experiences on virtual platforms. ‘Learning online: what we have learned in the last 4 months’ Zoom event link
- New podcast featuring PLA member Andrew Walsh Who Gives You Permission to Play?
- New article, also from Andrew Walsh Playful Learning for Information Literacy Development
New book out this week – Bernie DeKoven’s posthumous yet fittingly titled The Infinite Playground
- “Bernie “Blue” DeKoven was a designer and advocate of play who influenced generations of players and designers. He deeply informed my own understanding of how games and play provide ways of understanding ourselves, each other, and the world. As he battled cancer in his final days, game designer Holly Gramazio worked closely with Bernie on the manuscript, which Celia Pearce and I helped edit into final form. The result is a profound and delightful work that sings with Bernie’s wit and wisdom on every page.” Eric Zimmerman
That’s all for now – keep us updated with your news over the summer and see you in September!
Katie and Alex x