All posts tagged play

Sandbox Summit 2015 Closing Keynote | Getting MIT Dancing

As the closing keynote speaker for Sandbox Summit 2015, I wanted to go out on a high.

The above was me taking a chance with the understanding I might not ever get another chance to speak at the prestigious MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.

What the client thought (although feel free to form your own opinion from the above):

“DK’s closing keynote for Sandbox Summit at MIT had everyone standing on their feet and dancing. As usual, he struck just the right balance of intelligence, imagination, and inspiration.”
Wendy Smolen, Cofounder, Sandbox Summit

An another view of the end:

Please watch some of the other fantastic talks from the Sandbox Summit 2015 conference.

Related post: What Does It Mean? | The Role Of The Interpreter / see other talks

The Illiteracy Of Play | Pecha Kucha Night Christchurch

Another 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide.

Here’s my PechaKucha Night Christchurch presentation on the illiteracy of play—how we as adults have forgotten to cultivate and use the best learning instrument on the planet…

It draws on experiences from my youth work days right through to developing and delivering social media training for folks like BBC, UNICEF and The Gates Foundation.

Exploring ideas and case studies of how playing is the root of all education and also innovation.

This was a remix of my never-delivered TEDxOverlake talk.

Big thanks to the exact and fabulous PechaKucha Night Christchurch organisers for the opportunity to participate, the other fab speakers and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu for hosting/sponsoring (plus camerapeeps Tim and Elaena).

So do you think adults have lost the ability to play? Become illiterate to it’s power in our own learning and day-to-day work?

Let loose in the comments… you’re not that reserved on Twitter!

THANKS / REFERENCES:
Steve Keil TED Talk
Divide
Button Theory
Playing Is Learning By Stealth
Stealth Image
LEGO Serious Play
Iceland / Facebook
Gamification
Spare Change
Challenge
Reinventing Money
Make Something Awesome
Dead Fish
Twitter Sketch
Grading Laughter
Cultivate
As always, I try to reference everything used but if anything is yours and it’s not suitably credited let us know and will certainly rectify.