LudicrousPilgrim

Unearthing Play in the Everyday

On Tuesday 24th of May, Captain Ludicrous unleashed his unique brand of ludicrousness on a hearty band of partially-suspecting PhD students at the University of Kent.

All were inducted into LudiCo and assumed their new identities before commencing an intense round of playfulness training.

See some of the things they got up to.

Here is The Angry Zen touching a tree.

 

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness 🙂 (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!

On Tuesday 24th of May, Captain Ludicrous unleashed his unique brand of ludicrousness on a hearty band of partially-suspecting PhD students at the University of Kent.

All were inducted into LudiCo and assumed their new identities before commencing an intense round of playfulness training.

See some of the things they got up to.

Here is The Angry Zen doing some breathing (and some talking)

 

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness 🙂 (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!

On Tuesday 24th of May, Captain Ludicrous unleashed his unique brand of ludicrousness on a hearty band of partially-suspecting PhD students at the University of Kent.

All were inducted into LudiCo and assumed their new identities before commencing an intense round of playfulness training.

See some of the things they got up to.

Here is Red Chief Hopelessly Late auctioning some cars.

 

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness 🙂 (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!

On Tuesday 24th of May, Captain Ludicrous unleashed his unique brand of ludicrousness on a hearty band of partially-suspecting PhD students at the University of Kent.

All were inducted into LudiCo and assumed their new identities before commencing an intense round of playfulness training.

See some of the things they got up to.

Here is Red Chief Hopelessly Late talking to a box.

 

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness 🙂 (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!

On Tuesday 24th of May, Captain Ludicrous unleashed his unique brand of ludicrousness on a hearty band of partially-suspecting PhD students at the University of Kent.

All were inducted into LudiCo and assumed their new identities before commencing an intense round of playfulness training.

See some of the things they got up to.

Here is Red Chief Hopelessly Late going for a climb.

 

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness :) (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!

Captain Ludicrous and Lieutenant Crumps, flanked by a fine crop of new recruits to LudiCo, delved deep into the wondrous Blean Woods to seek out the Twiglets, supreme guardians of the woodland.  As the Twiglets work so hard to keep all in balance, we thought we would give the mini-worlds they live in a LudiCo makeover.  Come and see how we got on!

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness :) (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!

Wandercast Ep.2 Feedback Questionnaire – Please Fill Me In 🙂

 

If you’re a returning Wanderer, welcome back. If this is your first Wandercast, I’m so glad you’ve swung by. Either way, buckle up because things might get a little ludicrous. In Wandercast Episode 2 we’re going to explore how everyday environments can become our adventure playgrounds. Just like the project as a whole, this is about unearthing some play in the everyday by looking with new eyes (and a cheeky grin) around places that we often might take for granted.

 

N.B.  Please download this podcast onto a mobile device and listen to it whilst wandering – it’s the only way 🙂

(If you’re on my website and can’t see the “Download Audio” button, click on the title of the post and it will appear beneath the player)

 

Don’t be scared; we’re not going to start doing death-defying Parkour, and you’re free to do as much or as little as you like. Even just thinking about the kinds of things I talk about as we go should be interesting. (He says hopefully.)

 

This is the philosophy of parkour, but without the extreme physical exertion.  It’s where parkour meets going for a stroll; we’re going to seek out opportunities for a little playful action the way that parkour people seek out opportunities to put a sweet run together.  I call it Parkour Vision.

 

You’ll often hear the click of an old-school tape machine, which is the sign that we are teleporting from one recording location to another. When you hear me say “Wandercast!” in an echo-ey kind of way, that means we’re moving on to another Adventure Tactic, so you might want to pause me at that point if you want to carry on playing around with the previous tactic for a bit longer.

 

If you don’t want to do any of the tactics as they come up then just have a think about why you’re choosing not to at that moment. (Hey, you can always try them out later.) Most importantly, look around the environment you’re in and see where you could do them. This is (almost) as much about seeing the potential for playful interactions as it is about actually enacting them. Of course, I think it’s best to actually do stuff, but it’s totally up to you. It’s your show!

 

So put on a pair of comfy shoes, open the door, open your mind, and take the second step on the path to playfulness.

(I know it sounds obvious, but do please take this Wandercast for a wander; it only really works if you interact with it on foot.

And please, please, please let me know how it goes by filling in the feedback!)

Be on the lookout for detail and remember:

You are the architect of your own playfulness!

 

Wandercast Ep.2 Feedback Questionnaire – Please Fill Me In 🙂

 

Wandercast Ep.1 Feedback Form – please fill me in 🙂

 

Thank you for opening the door to the Wonderful World of Wandercast; you are in for a treat and no mistake.

 

My name’s LudicrousPilgrim and I’ve devised the Wandercast podcast series to draw people together to unearth a little playfulness in everyday life. This is not to seek the “life changing events” that occur with remarkable regularity on talk shows, game shows, and reality TV. This is to tweak the way that we perceive and interact with the world; to see and feel the potential for things, places, and people to offer more than the normal, functional ways that we tend to interact with them.

 

Although, there really won’t be anything much in the way of hot, hot, playful action this time. This episode is an introduction to get you into the spirit of Wandercast and to get a feel for what it’s about. It’s a chance for you to get to know me and to start to perceive your environment in a way that normally, as you zip from A to B, you might not. It’s a chance to see how the sounds of where I am interact with your experience of where you are. (If you can’t wait to get going with the playful action, you might want to begin with Ep.2)

 

N.B.  Please download this podcast onto a mobile device and listen to it whilst wandering – it’s the only way 🙂

(If you’re on my website and can’t see the “Download Audio” button, click on the title of the post and it will appear beneath the player)

 

Be on the lookout for detail and remember: playfulness won’t happen unless you want it to happen.

So put on a pair of comfy shoes, open the door, open your mind, and take the first step on the path to playfulness.

And please, please, please make sure you let me know how it goes by filling in the feedback!

 

Wandercast Ep.1 Feedback Form – please fill me in 🙂

The Ludic Menu is here!

I took to the streets of Chester to dish out some delectable ludicrousness and boy did they gobble it down

I know that it is a bit of a jump from #5.5 to #10, but I could not help myself

Prepare to be astonished by the skills of

The Legendary Trio

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

:)

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Captain Ludicrous’ Report

Saturday 22nd August 2015

 

Lieutenant Crumps and I were thrilled to enlist a fine gaggle of new recruits into LudiCo:

 

Dongdongdoodoo

Dr Livingstone

Flaflaflalululu

Cosmo

Agnes Evergreen

Hairy Cow

Mc Hansa the Explorer

Dora the Explorer

Beetalia

Invisible Nature

Mrs Autumn Leaf

Boomer

Winya

&

Whatsisname

 

The sun was sizzling as its golden fingers prodded at and roughly massaged the woodland; the conditions were testing, but members of LudiCo are always up for a challenge

Our task was to seek out the mighty woodland spirit-guardians known as Twiglets, to find the miniature worlds that they come home to after a hard day keeping the woodland in balance, and to spruce them up a bit to give the Twiglets a hard-earned treat

Here we see a stage for those talented Twiglets to strut their funky stuff!

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You might have walked straight past a place like this whilst on a walk in the woods and not even realised what it was!

 

Twiglets themselves are tricky to spot because when they take on a physical form they often look like twigs, which are quite common in a woodland I’ll have you know. This means that Twiglets are very well camouflaged. Also, because they are spirits, their bodies are not always connected up; sometimes you have to find a few twigs and tie them together with string before you have found a whole Twiglet. More curious still, their heads are often some distance away, having taken the form of a pine cone or a nugget of moss

 

Let’s meet some Twiglets. What do you think their names might be (the Twiglets, not the people)?

Here’s a strong-armed Twiglet

Here’s a strong-armed Twiglet

 

A slender, graceful Twiglet

A slender, graceful Twiglet

 

A fearsome Twiglet

A fearsome Twiglet

 

A Twiglet in authority

A Twiglet in authority

 

A tricksy Twiglet

A tricksy Twiglet

 

A Twiglet virtuoso

A Twiglet virtuoso

 

A Twiglet not to be messed with

A Twiglet not to be messed with

 

Er, that’s not a Twiglet

Er, that’s not a Twiglet

 

Neither is that

Neither is that

 

Is that a Twiglet in the canopy?

Is that a Twiglet in the canopy?

 

Ah, there we are: a happy Twiglet

Ah, there we are: a happy Twiglet

 

Now that you know what you’re looking for, see how many Twiglets you can find in your local woodland! And, if you’re feeling adventurous and helpful, give their little worlds a little spruce up; it’s great fun

 

As always, share your escapades via Facebook & Twitter and I’ll re-post them on here for added ludicrousness :) (and make sure you like and follow me to keep in touch with the ludicrous goings on).

Do share mine and I’ll share yours!