Glass Plate Game @ Paideia
Reed College, Portland, Jan. 23, 2010
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 216 Eliot
The Glass Plate Game, inspired by Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead
essentially a conversation in the trappings of a board game. The idea
is to spark creative and interesting dialog as the players explore
connections between ideas against a dynamic mosaic map. There are no
winners or losers. There is no order of play. Conversation continues
throughout, and anyone can make a move at any time. The end result is
an artifact of the conversation. The "game board" makes it easy to
follow the twists and turns of the conversation.
Co-creator Dunbar Aitkens will be visiting to help lead the session.
We will begin with an introduction to the game then launch right into
playing. Stay for the 3rd hour, and we'll build Glass Plate Game sets
for everyone who'd like one to take with them. The sets contain "idea
cards" for composing the mosaic and wooden cubes and colored
transparencies for tracking the thread of thought.
Come for fun, friends, and stimulating conversation!<