A new Skype contact: your personal funsmith
Via the excellent Kevin Kelly this morning comes this:
We have personal trainers, therapists, money advisors, why not funsmiths? Funsmiths help us unleash the power of play, that most vital spirit. Bernie DeKoven is a master funsmith. He is a constant river of new games, weird junkyard sports and someone who attends the serious business of having fun. In one of his wonderful blogs he imagines a greater role for people like himself. In his words:
Say you want to make something more fun – a game, a toy, your job, your company, your relationship with your spouse or kids, your life…
So you call or email or Skype your local Funsmith, and you say: “I want to make something more fun.” And you arrange to meet, by phone, by email, over Skype, at a coffee shop, or at a local park for a walk’n talk. For, say, a couple hours. For some agreed-upon, agreeable sum … This isn’t therapy. Or if it is, it’s not about the talk. It’s the fun.
Reminds me a bit of the School of Life in London, although that tends to focus on physical/in-person events. This has the potential to be entirely virtual, and unbounded by time/space constraints. Would you give it a try?