Links for November 3, 2016

The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

In Mike’s worldview, boys today (his focus is on boys) are being deprived of masculine experiences by overprotective moms, who are allowed to dominate passive dads. Central to Mike’s philosophy is the importance of physical danger: of encouraging boys to take risks and play rough and tumble and get — or inflict — a scrape or two. Central to what he calls mom philosophy (which could just be described as contemporary parenting philosophy) is just the opposite: to play safe, play nice and not hurt other kids or yourself. Most moms are not inclined to leave their children’s safety up to chance. I certainly am not.

Games for Dorset Park - Hand Eye Society

In July 2016, Hand Eye Society ran a series of outdoor weekend workshops in Dorset Park, Scarborough. Fourteen kids worked with a group of game artists to learn about game design, and ultimately design their own games, which we’ve written up here.

The World’s Most Anarchic, Hectic Sport: Inside ‘Three-Sided Football’

“When we started, we thought you would consciously go up to other teams and say, ‘Should we have an alliance?’ and strategise like that,” said Dyson. “But it never works like that. When you are playing, you genuinely have no idea whether you are going to be playing with that team or that team. You can look at it with rationality and say, ‘This should happen if you want to win,’ But then the dynamic of the game takes it in a completely different direction. It is, as Jorn predicted, an absolutely sublime form of spontaneity.”

Living Tomorrow - Episode 242 (c1977) Holograms UK Science and Technology Programme