Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful (Playful Thinking)
Reclaiming fun as a meaningful concept for understanding games and play.
“Fun” is somewhat ambiguous. If something is fun, is it pleasant? Entertaining? Silly? A way to trick students into learning? Fun also has baggage—it seems inconsequential, embarrassing, child's play. In Fun, Taste, & Games, John Sharp and David Thomas reclaim fun as a productive and meaningful...more