Thom: Play


„In play the mind is given over to an eminently combinatorial activity; it constructs and uses a semantic model according to rules that it knows and respects.“ (p. 317) #Thom #play #model #rules

Thom, René, Structural Stability and Morphogenesis: An Outline of a General Theory of Models. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press 2018.

Dewey: Play


„When things become signs, when they gain a representative capacity as standing for other things, play is transformed from mere physical exuberance into an activity involving a mental factor.“ (p. 116) #Dewey #play #representation