Thursday, March 11, 2004
The Play Ethic and Good Work
Pat Kane had a great post recently about the Good Work Project by Csikszentmihalyi and Gardner. I enjoyed their book last year, although it seemed incomplete in many ways, not taking full advantage of the research they'd pursued individually in the past. Pat's Play Ethic has plenty in common with Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory and he extends this connection into speculation about what kind of ethical play/work hybrids might emerge in the future. This ties in so well with the mission of the work I'm doing right now: trying to help students envision future work/play/lifestyles that are sustainable and fulfilling...connecting their interests and values and projecting them out onto the unknown world that will exist a generation from now.