Free Play

Improvisation in Life and Art

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.
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Free Play

Improvisation in Life and Art

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780874776317

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7362

Understanding and unlocking creativity.
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Free to Learn

Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Author: Peter Gray

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465037917

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests—often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling—and life—as a series of hoops to struggle through. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. Yet we have squelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate, not to promote intellectual growth. To foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, Gray demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. This capacity to learn through play evolved long ago, in hunter-gatherer bands where children acquired the skills of the culture through their own initiatives. And these instincts still operate remarkably well today, as studies at alternative, democratically administered schools show. When children are in charge of their own education, they learn better—and at lower cost than the traditional model of coercive schooling. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act—both as parents and as members of society—to improve children's lives and promote their happiness and learning.
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Freeplay

A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss

Author: Jordan Shapiro,Frankie Tartaglia

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479386437

Category: Self-Help

Page: 172

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We are the kids who grew up playing Space Invaders, Frogger, Q-bert, and Super Mario Brothers. Now, as adults, we're respectable contributors to a civilized society: professionals, parents, leaders, and policy makers. Still, the imagery of the games we played as children remains permanently seared into our personal and collective unconscious. The game world now shapes the way we think. It forms the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. The common view is that video games are an escape from the real world. But in FREEPLAY, author Jordan Shapiro shows us how the video games of our past (and present) function as interactive mythology. They are non-linear stories that help us derive meaning from the complicated paradoxes of everyday life. FREEPLAY is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for a new generation: part philosophy, part psychology, part spirituality, but ALL video games. Shapiro deftly blends Jungian and archetypal psychology in a way that is accessible and applicable to everyone. FREEPLAY is philosophy for the life world accessed through the user interface of the game world. Game on.
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Free-to-Play

Making Money From Games You Give Away

Author: Will Luton

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133411249

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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“ Will’s knowledge of F2P comes from years of building games, as well as writing about and consulting with developers on the model. All the topics covered in this book—economics, gameplay, monetization, analytics and marketing—are important to consider when you’re building an F2P game, and Will covers each with an easy-to-digest style.” —Ian Marsh, co-founder, NimbleBit Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away is an accessible and complete guide to the business model that has revolutionized the videogames industry, creating huge hits, multi-billion-dollar startups and a new deal for players: Play for free, spend on what you like. Written by respected game designer and consultant Will Luton, Free-to-Play gives you the in-the-trenches insight you need to build, run and make money from games you give away. In it you’ll find: Psychology behind player decisions and the motivations to play Simple and accessible explanations of the math and economic theories behind F2P, including working examples Processes for capturing and using player data to improve your game Marketing tips on positioning your game and attracting players Plus: A downloadable F2P spreadsheet, articles from the author, a foreword by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh and an interview with Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus.
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Beauty, Ugliness and the Free Play of Imagination

An Approach to Kant's Aesthetics

Author: Mojca Küplen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319198998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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This book presents a solution to the problem known in philosophical aesthetics as the paradox of ugliness, namely, how an object that is displeasing can retain our attention and be greatly appreciated. It does this by exploring and refining the most sophisticated and thoroughly worked out theoretical framework of philosophical aesthetics, Kant’s theory of taste, which was put forward in part one of the Critique of the Power of Judgment. The book explores the possibility of incorporating ugliness, a negative aesthetic concept, into the overall Kantian aesthetic picture. It addresses a debate of the last two decades over whether Kant's aesthetics should allow for a pure aesthetic judgment of ugliness. The book critically reviews the main interpretations of Kant’s central notion of the free play of imagination and understanding and offers a new interpretation of free play, one that allows for the possibility of a disharmonious state of mind and ugliness. In addition, the book also applies an interpretation of ugliness in Kant’s aesthetics to resolve certain issues that have been raised in contemporary aesthetics, namely the possibility of appreciating artistic and natural ugliness and the role of disgust in artistic representation. Offering a theoretical and practical analysis of different kinds of negative aesthetic experiences, this book will help readers acquire a better understanding of his or her own evaluative processes, which may be helpful in coping with complex aesthetic experiences. Readers will gain unique insight into how ugliness can be offensive, yet, at the same time, fascinating, interesting and captivating.
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Inter/vention

Free Play in the Age of Electracy

Author: N.A

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300907

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Freeplay

Author: Len Bracken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595417193

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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"There's a growing trend in the modern imaginative novel to mimic the rapidfire intercut of information in our media age, collaging together a sort of holographic hyperdimensional text rather than plotting a simple linear story. I think of Moorcock's Cornealius Chronicles, Shea & Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy, and Scholz & Harcourt's Palimpsests on the professional scale, and the work of such writers as Don Webb, Misha and Mink Mole in the small presses. Well, this book is an unexpectedly delightful addition to the genre (which, in case you have any doubt, is one I appreciate very much)." Mike Gunderloy, Factsheet Five "Freeplay reminded me of a more techno-political version of Rainbow Bridge, the film about Jimi Hendrix I was impressed." Richard Peabody author of Joints on Bridge "From Cam's initial meeting with Tancredo in a bar out of Sam Spade's old haunts, to the debacle in Moscow, to the nirvanic finale, Freeplay kept me glued to the page. It would take someone totally devoid of imagination not to live each scene in this deftly crafted game." Jim Keith, Dharma Combat "Bracken writes a fast-paced chronicle of a jet-set team of free spirits who channel their anger into the creative world of sensual and technological game playing. Bracken exploits the obvious in descriptive tantrums and doublespeak. Plenty for the metaphysical anarchist to chew on." Mark Hand, Incite
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The Now Habit

A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

Author: Neil Fiore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684951

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2993

Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated. Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.
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The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992972

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**
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The Sims Freeplay – Free Shoping Mod

Author: Hector Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Sims is now available to play on your smartphone and tablets thanks to this new edition of the popular life simulation game, and the best part is that it’s all for free! The Sims Freeplay includes many of the features from the original games that you may have played on PC, you’ll have to make your own sim, build their house and then interact with the many other sims in your town. Although it’s a free to play game, players will be able to buy new items which are only available to unlock through money purchases, and with new items being created by the developers periodically, there’s always something new to look forward to.
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The Sims Freeplay Guide

Author: Josh Abbott

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312908831

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Are you a fan of The Game? Do you want to install and play the game on any Phone, PC, or Tablet? This guide will help you install on the Kindle, Kindle HD, Kindle HDX, Any Android Phone/Tablet, PC, Windows Phone, Blackberry, or iPhone/iPad. Following this guide you can get the game installed and begin playing right away in as little as a few minutes! Help, tips, strategies, getting coins, walkthroughs, and the complete guide are also included with the order. When you download you will get: - How to Install the game on Kindle Fire HD, HDX, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and even on your PC using Facebook. - The Complete Game Guide covering everything you need to know about playing the game. - Additional strategies used by some of the most successful players in the game. Disclaimer: This guide is not associated, affiliated, or endorsed by the Games Creator and or Owner.
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Free play

13 musical landscapes : book and CD set for all instrumentalists and vocalists

Author: Kenny Werner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Improvisation (Music)

Page: 31

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The Sims FreePlay Guide

Author: Leon Suny

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 1633233979

Category: Games

Page: 89

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You are reading the most comprehensive guide to the mobile app The Sims FreePlay that is available online (a fact that was true at the time of writing and with the recent update continues to be true!), representing well over 200 hours of game play and counting, and encompassing the careful analysis and application of its variety of game play options, providing a comprehensive guide to play that continues to grow in both depth and quality as the game expands and a deeper understanding of its nuances through play is obtained. While this guide started out as a brief overview based upon the first hundred hours of play — a process that underscores the significant differences between The Sims: FreePlay and all of the other games that are part of The Sims empire due to its reliance on a real-time-clock and the inability of players to “speed-up” time, an option that is available in all of the other series and versions of The Sims but is not available in this version — gamers can consider the information and guidance contained herein to be both hard-won and worthwhile! As befits the rather simplistic nature of the game, despite the fact that this guide is packed with information that you will find useful as you embark upon building the simulated lives that are under your control in this sandbox-style God game, it will also provide you with the special insight that is absolutely necessary due to the nature of this game — and in so doing presents (and encourages) the sort of well-founded guidance towards developing patience and self-discipline that is required to progress in the game without spending real-world money in the process. That alone makes this an invaluable source of information for most players, but especially those who desire the pleasure of progress within the game world without having to pay for it… Before you jump right in, I strongly urge you to read this entire guide, from start to finish, because there are pitfalls in this game as well as tips and tricks that will make your life in it ever so much easier (and cheaper) if you know about them.
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Balanced and Barefoot

How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Author: Angela J. Hanscom

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626253757

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—author Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment. Today it is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We’ve taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments. With this book, you’ll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
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The Toddler Room: Free Play

A Day in the Life of Your Child in Day Care, a Coloring Book

Author: Jodi Lobdell Bulson

Publisher: AbbottPress

ISBN: 1458212572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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It is a new day in Miss Jodi’s day care! As soon as all the children arrive in the toddler room and put their backpacks away, Miss Jodi asks if they are ready for free play. They are all so excited! Dina and Jeffrey decide to play with the colorful blocks. Richele and Jaye busy themselves with puzzles. David practices writing his name. Miss Jodi is so happy when she sees all the children in the toddler room enjoying their free play time. The Toddler Room: “Free Play” shares how a group of toddlers play with other children in a fun and loving school setting while learning to be kind, patient, and the importance of sharing.
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The pickpocket and the saint

free play of imagination

Author: Sheldon Kopp

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780553235647

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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Examines the individual's limited perception of reality and recommends techniques for stimulating the imagination and increasing the power of creativity
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