Bernie DeKoven

Bernie will be inviting you to spend a hopefully playful while thinking about playfulness: specifically, about playfulness in a university setting. Yes, you will be playing. Playing, in fact, playfully. But only briefly. Just for illustrative purposes, you know. Other than that, you’ll be considering such things as the nature of the playful community, and the experiences of “coliberation” and “the well-played game” that such communities engender. And somewhere in between all this you’ll be exploring, with each other, what you find to be the institutional obstacles to playfulness. You won’t have time to strategize about how to overcome those obstacles. But you’ll definitely have time to share some genuine, and maybe even profound fun.