Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.
Author: Will Luton
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2013-05-27
“ Will’s knowledge of F2P comes from years of building games, as well as writing about and consulting with developers on the model. All the topics covered in this book—economics, gameplay, monetization, analytics and marketing—are important to consider when you’re building an F2P game, and Will covers each with an easy-to-digest style.” —Ian Marsh, co-founder, NimbleBit Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away is an accessible and complete guide to the business model that has revolutionized the videogames industry, creating huge hits, multi-billion-dollar startups and a new deal for players: Play for free, spend on what you like. Written by respected game designer and consultant Will Luton, Free-to-Play gives you the in-the-trenches insight you need to build, run and make money from games you give away. In it you’ll find: Psychology behind player decisions and the motivations to play Simple and accessible explanations of the math and economic theories behind F2P, including working examples Processes for capturing and using player data to improve your game Marketing tips on positioning your game and attracting players Plus: A downloadable F2P spreadsheet, articles from the author, a foreword by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh and an interview with Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus.
We are the kids who grew up playing Space Invaders, Frogger, Q-bert, and Super Mario Brothers. Now, as adults, we're respectable contributors to a civilized society: professionals, parents, leaders, and policy makers. Still, the imagery of the games we played as children remains permanently seared into our personal and collective unconscious. The game world now shapes the way we think. It forms the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. The common view is that video games are an escape from the real world. But in FREEPLAY, author Jordan Shapiro shows us how the video games of our past (and present) function as interactive mythology. They are non-linear stories that help us derive meaning from the complicated paradoxes of everyday life. FREEPLAY is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for a new generation: part philosophy, part psychology, part spirituality, but ALL video games. Shapiro deftly blends Jungian and archetypal psychology in a way that is accessible and applicable to everyone. FREEPLAY is philosophy for the life world accessed through the user interface of the game world. Game on.
"There's a growing trend in the modern imaginative novel to mimic the rapidfire intercut of information in our media age, collaging together a sort of holographic hyperdimensional text rather than plotting a simple linear story. I think of Moorcock's Cornealius Chronicles, Shea & Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy, and Scholz & Harcourt's Palimpsests on the professional scale, and the work of such writers as Don Webb, Misha and Mink Mole in the small presses. Well, this book is an unexpectedly delightful addition to the genre (which, in case you have any doubt, is one I appreciate very much)." Mike Gunderloy, Factsheet Five "Freeplay reminded me of a more techno-political version of Rainbow Bridge, the film about Jimi Hendrix I was impressed." Richard Peabody author of Joints on Bridge "From Cam's initial meeting with Tancredo in a bar out of Sam Spade's old haunts, to the debacle in Moscow, to the nirvanic finale, Freeplay kept me glued to the page. It would take someone totally devoid of imagination not to live each scene in this deftly crafted game." Jim Keith, Dharma Combat "Bracken writes a fast-paced chronicle of a jet-set team of free spirits who channel their anger into the creative world of sensual and technological game playing. Bracken exploits the obvious in descriptive tantrums and doublespeak. Plenty for the metaphysical anarchist to chew on." Mark Hand, Incite
This book presents a solution to the problem known in philosophical aesthetics as the paradox of ugliness, namely, how an object that is displeasing can retain our attention and be greatly appreciated. It does this by exploring and refining the most sophisticated and thoroughly worked out theoretical framework of philosophical aesthetics, Kant’s theory of taste, which was put forward in part one of the Critique of the Power of Judgment. The book explores the possibility of incorporating ugliness, a negative aesthetic concept, into the overall Kantian aesthetic picture. It addresses a debate of the last two decades over whether Kant's aesthetics should allow for a pure aesthetic judgment of ugliness. The book critically reviews the main interpretations of Kant’s central notion of the free play of imagination and understanding and offers a new interpretation of free play, one that allows for the possibility of a disharmonious state of mind and ugliness. In addition, the book also applies an interpretation of ugliness in Kant’s aesthetics to resolve certain issues that have been raised in contemporary aesthetics, namely the possibility of appreciating artistic and natural ugliness and the role of disgust in artistic representation. Offering a theoretical and practical analysis of different kinds of negative aesthetic experiences, this book will help readers acquire a better understanding of his or her own evaluative processes, which may be helpful in coping with complex aesthetic experiences. Readers will gain unique insight into how ugliness can be offensive, yet, at the same time, fascinating, interesting and captivating.
Teach yourself how to play keyboard with our easy keyboard lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free keyboard videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and keyboard animation for easy music learning.*** "I have always dreamed that someday I will teach myself keyboard. This is the book that helped me achieve my dream!" - Anita Sloan Progressive Beginner Keyboard contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great keyboard player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson keyboard tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of keyboards and pianos. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the keyboard is required to teach yourself to learn to play keyboard from this book. Teach yourself: • How to read music including keyboard notes and keyboard chords on both bass and treble staves • Correct posture, hand positions and fingering techniques • Basic music theory as it applies to keyboard playing, including key signatures, time signatures, sharps and flats, ties, rests and major scales • Essential chord progressions that will enable you to play hundreds of songs • Essential accompaniment techniques used by the world’s best keyboard players • Keyboard tips and keyboard tricks that every player should know when learning keyboard • Shortcuts for how to learn keyboard and learn to read music fast by getting the most from keyboard practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the keyboard today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners keyboard lessons written by a professional keyboard teacher • Easy-to-read keyboard music and keyboard chords for beginners • Full color photos and diagrams • Keyboard chord chart containing formulas and chord diagrams for all important Keyboard chords • 40+ keyboard exercises and well know easy keyboard songs for beginners including instrumental pieces, melodies and many well known songs in a variety of styles including rock keyboard, pop keyboard, blues keyboard, country keyboard and folk keyboard. Beginner keyboard lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the keyboard, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's keyboard lessons for beginners are used by students and keyboard teachers worldwide to learn how to play keyboard. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted keyboard lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.
Author: Leon Suny
Release Date: 2015-11-26
You are reading the most comprehensive guide to the mobile app The Sims FreePlay that is available online (a fact that was true at the time of writing and with the recent update continues to be true!), representing well over 200 hours of game play and counting, and encompassing the careful analysis and application of its variety of game play options, providing a comprehensive guide to play that continues to grow in both depth and quality as the game expands and a deeper understanding of its nuances through play is obtained. While this guide started out as a brief overview based upon the first hundred hours of play — a process that underscores the significant differences between The Sims: FreePlay and all of the other games that are part of The Sims empire due to its reliance on a real-time-clock and the inability of players to “speed-up” time, an option that is available in all of the other series and versions of The Sims but is not available in this version — gamers can consider the information and guidance contained herein to be both hard-won and worthwhile! As befits the rather simplistic nature of the game, despite the fact that this guide is packed with information that you will find useful as you embark upon building the simulated lives that are under your control in this sandbox-style God game, it will also provide you with the special insight that is absolutely necessary due to the nature of this game — and in so doing presents (and encourages) the sort of well-founded guidance towards developing patience and self-discipline that is required to progress in the game without spending real-world money in the process. That alone makes this an invaluable source of information for most players, but especially those who desire the pleasure of progress within the game world without having to pay for it… Before you jump right in, I strongly urge you to read this entire guide, from start to finish, because there are pitfalls in this game as well as tips and tricks that will make your life in it ever so much easier (and cheaper) if you know about them.
Author: HIDDENSTUFF ENTERTAINMENT
Release Date: 2015-10-10
Genre: Games & Activities
With my Unofficial The Sims FreePlay Game Guide you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player and get unlimited money! My Guide Covers the Following: - How to Download for Free. - Overview & Basic Information - How to Play the Game. - Character Overview. - Get Unlimited Money & LP! - Sims Moods & Stats. - Professional Tips & Strategies. - Achievements Overview. - Secrets, Tips, and Tricks Used By Pro Players! - Detailed Step by Step Instructions! - PLUS MUCH MORE! Purchase now and never run out of money again! Become an Expert Player Today! Disclaimer: This product is not associated, affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by EA Games, nor have they been reviewed, tested or certified by EA Games. This guide is to be used as a reference. This does not modify or alter the game in any way. This is a written guide and not a software program.
It is a new day in Miss Jodi’s day care! As soon as all the children arrive in the toddler room and put their backpacks away, Miss Jodi asks if they are ready for free play. They are all so excited! Dina and Jeffrey decide to play with the colorful blocks. Richele and Jaye busy themselves with puzzles. David practices writing his name. Miss Jodi is so happy when she sees all the children in the toddler room enjoying their free play time. The Toddler Room: “Free Play” shares how a group of toddlers play with other children in a fun and loving school setting while learning to be kind, patient, and the importance of sharing.
Author: Hiddenstuff Entertainment
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2015-10-25
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Author: HiddenStuff Entertainment
Release Date: 2017-12-25
Genre: Games & Activities
*Unofficial Guide Version* Advanced Tips & Strategy Guide. This is the most comprehensive and only detailed guide you will find online. Available for instant download on your mobile phone, eBook device, or in paperback form. Here is what you will be getting when you purchase this professional advanced and detailed game guide. - Professional Tips and Strategies. - Cheats and Hacks. - Secrets, Tips, Cheats, Unlockables, and Tricks Used By Pro Players! - How to Get Tons of Cash/Coins. - PLUS MUCH MORE! Disclaimer: This product is not associated, affiliated, endorsed, certified, or sponsored by the Original Copyright Owner. All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on this ebook are the property of their respective owners.