"playfulness is ... not only to be enjoyed but to be accorded high
value for its fundamental role in the success of all organisms, including humans."
-- from Variability in Brain Function and Behavior
Serendip and its Playground are not the only places that take play seriously or provide things to play with. Provided below is an evolving
list of materials that have a productively playful air about them. Updated summer 2005 by Kate Shiner, as part of the activities of the Serendip/SciSoc 2005 working group. Suggested
additions to this list are welcome.
On the Web
Build, animate, and/or race moving models, you can even play with the laws of
Nineteen different moral dilemmas to play with, compare your results to those
Association Test Plato says "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." But what can your play tell you that you don't know