Adam Crowe has posted an interesting extract from Play Money by Julian Dibbell. He doesn’t comment on it, it just interests him. Essentially Julian is stating from experience what Pat Kane theorises about in The Play Ethic. When real worlds and ideas collide life gets interesting. And it’s interesting too what he says about our economic system being drained of religious significance. A playful system is taking its place and its vital that we engage with it and understand how our faith is enmeshed in it – because faith is enmeshed in daily life, its where faith is born and borne out so sticking with an old model while culture and society change will ensure that we get more and more out of touch with what motivates, upsets, inspires people . And if salt loses its flavour it is thrown out.
Anyway – have a look – http://www.adamcrowe.com/2008/06/23/production-is-melting-into-play here.