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Gwen Gordon
Gwen Gordon, MA began a life of play designing and building Muppets for Sesame Street. She left the “Street” to join an Apple research group at the MIT Media Lab where she designed alternative input devices. Gwen has been an artist-in-residence in settings ranging from Xerox PARC to San Quentin Prison. She is a pioneer in the field of transformative play and has applied her insights to programs for popular films including What the Bleep Do We Know?!, The Story of Stuff, THRIVE, and SPLIT and to groups as diverse as the Transportation Security Administration and Catholic nuns. Gwen received her masters degree in philosophy and religion and sports a local Emmy Award for writing the PBS pilot Kids, Cash, and Common Sense. She is currently producing a film about play called Seriously!

Entries by Gwen Gordon

Restoring the Playground

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 3:55 PM

My dog Macy is normally a pretty happy-go-lucky mutt. On our daily walks she greets every stranger like they're her long lost buddy -- all wags and kisses. That is unless she finds something more interesting... like a dead bird. Then sweet, loving Macy, with the rotting carcass in her...

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Playing Our Way to Wisdom

(6) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 4:30 PM

Last spring, I bought a ticket to the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, the frothy corner where technology plays with wisdom traditions. I delighted as buddhist monks, tech entrepreneurs and neuroscientists each took the stage hoping to illuminate the path to a 21st-century "wisdom culture." As someone who has spent...

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