Homo Ludens ➶
While thinking about the concept of playing again recently, I remembered the book Homo Ludens, which is in my to-read list:
Homo Ludens is a book originally published in Dutch in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. It discusses the importance of the play element of culture and society. Huizinga suggests that play is primary to and a necessary (though not sufficient) condition of the generation of culture.
I don’t remember if this is the book referenced by John Cleese in his LOL-filled lecture on creativity, which means I should what it again!
# Saturday, 6 November 2021
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