My friend Scott Wayne Indiana launched a fun new project a little while ago that I've been meaning to blog about. Playground Society prompts participants to explore playful situations around them, to capture those situations with a handy-dandy camera phone, and then post them to Instagram.
Here is how you can participate (instructions taken directly from the Playground Society website):
Three times a month, a new Play Mission is posted to @PlaygroundSociety on Instagram. Play Missions are designed to offer two things:
1) A prompt or parameters to get players thinking, and
2) The freedom for each player to interpret the mission in his or her own way.
For example, the Play Mission #psStack is a straightforward prompt to think about stacking things in a playful way. But what things? Rocks? Laundry? Sushi rolls? Your roommates? And how will you stack them?
When you decide to accept a Play Mission, you can interpret it however you like. Just snap a picture of the result (your pencil sharpener stacked on top of your sandwich stacked on top of your dog?) and share it to Instagram with 2 hashtags, #PlaygroundSociety and the mission hashtag.
Let's. Have. Fun!