Happy to have participated in this years manifestation of the Dutch Playful Arts Festival, in my opinion the spearhead of Playful Design. From their website
to explore new directions in playful arts and learn more about current developments in this field ... The intersection of visual art, performance art and playful design in order to encourage social interaction.
This years theme was 'Bodies at Play' and this is where I coined the term Play-Out, as opposed to regular Work-Outs; I believe that if a physical activity is fun to do in itself, there is no sense of 'Work', just 'Out', still reeping the benefits of the physical outing of energy.
The theme of this Play-Out was Animals. Isn't the idea of an animal 'working out' ridiculous? Yet, naturally, they do engage in physical activities with the sole purpose of keeping their body in shape. For example; think of a dog yawning, putting it's full body into it. So, more to come, have a peep at the presentation slides and a snippet of the Play OUT!