Friday, December 30, 2005

Duplo -- Form versus Content -- Or Process?

A while back, Dr S and I had several discussions of Form versus Content.

I went home and thought about that for a while, and wrote down "Form -- Content -- Process" on a slip of paper, which I promptly lost. We didn't return to the topic, so I didn't think about it very much until the piece of paper turned up during pre-Christmas tidying.

Earlier today, I was thinking about that in connection with my Kvack blog, which has been a while between posts.

Maybe I was neglecting Kvack because I was too concerned with Form -- about having a good photo, or being able to write well.

Maybe I was neglecting Kvack because I was too concerned with Content -- about having something significant to report.

But maybe I should be less concerned with that and more concerned with the Process of simply blogging there now and then.

I tried to write about these thoughts there, then decided to take a break and go build something.

Not feeling up to much challenge, I chose Duplo.

And I think I thereby demonstrated that a project may have significant weaknesses in both Form and Content, but still be important.

Often, Process is the real purpose and benefit of Block Play.


Herman said...

hmm... I think I've heard that conversation about process somewhere before.

And yes, I think it's a good thing to focus on.

and I'm glad you built animals

Alan said...

blocks are for buildings

animals are a dorky thing to build with blocks


Herman said...

animals are always cool