When I was studying composition at the Qld Conservatorium of Music in the late 1980s, all I ever heard about was “Brian Eno this,” and “Brian Eno that.” All of the students (and teachers for that matter) were so enamoured … Continue reading Why should Brian Eno have all the fun?
Apter states that the individual may switch back and forth between the paratelic (playful) frame of mind or the telic (serious) in a process of mutually exclusive “psychological reversals,” much like that of a Gestalt figure-foreground perceptual switch. (Heiser, 2015, … Continue reading Work and Play: It’s just a frame of mind…and why it matters.
I would like to offer the concept of playframing as an alternative to “workflow.” The differences may at first seem subtle, but have clear consequences. The problem with workflow Workflow is a term often used by my peers (other popular … Continue reading Workflow vs. playframes
An audio-video demonstration of a sequencer app built by Marshall Heiser using Max/MSP and the “playframing” approach. DURATION: 11 min., 26 sec. Continue reading Simple SATB Sequencer
Many of the so-called givens of our everyday lives are based on assumptions so deeply embedded in culture and language as to defy scrutiny. As for society’s sacred cows that are clearly visible, it’s easy to just ignore any niggling … Continue reading Societal Pressure and Play