Slides on the Evolution of Play with Relevance to Virtual Worlds
Here are the slides from a stock talk I used when I was in the MIND Lab on the social and evolutionary underpinnings of play. "Why Play? The evolution of play as increasing complexity of brain, behavior, and environment" was first presented to an informal group at Michigan State University in 2005. The talk is a dialectical/synergistic response to the work of Peter Ohler, Rene Weber, and others.