A Lighter Fare: Games To Jumpstart Creation

Whew. Lots of talk about doctors and religion. I need something lighter. I’ve read that adults don’t play enough and that playing stimulates creative thinking. Whether it’s playing with your kids on the floor using everyday objects or using the Internet as inspiration, I love creative thinking. So here, try these:

A picture by Christophe Gilbert, maybe?

Or a game involving tiny balls, music, and your own ingenuity?

One of my first computer games ever was Lemmings. I can’t say I was ever very good at it; I enjoyed watching my brothers play it instead. Have any idea what I’m talking about? Here it is, free to give you a chance to play.

Since I spend many hours a day encouraging Toby to play on his own, this feels appropriate, too: a place to create once you’ve played, a place called Digibody’s Caricature Maker.

And one last idea–something in between playing and creating– visual search technology that sorts by color the pictures in Flickr. Along the same lines, shopping by color online.

Creativity in Tight Collaboration: Alex Lubomirski


About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on March 19, 2011, in From Moss-Lined Oregon and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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