September 05, 2012 Kerala Taylor

What do a toddler, a neuroscientist, and a Yoruban High Priestess all have in common?

As former muppet designer Gwen Gordon puts it, toddlers, neuroscientists, and Yoruban High Priestesses are "all part of a motley chorus making a serious case for the power of play."

Of course, KaBOOM! is part of that "motley chorus," and we always like to see others taking play seriously. Like us, Gordon feels so passionately about play that she feels the need to punctuate her case with an exclamation mark. Her upcoming documentary, Seriously! The Movie, shares remarkable stories of the power of play. For instance:

A virtually indestructible ball that helps turn refugee camps into temporary playgrounds...

Leaders like Antanas Mockus, the two-term mayor of Bogota, Colombia who reduced traffic fatalities by 50% by hiring mimes...

Video-game players who solved a molecular puzzle that stumped scientists for years and could point the way to crowdsourced cures for AIDS...

Get inspired by this trailer and then join the movement of serious players by supporting the project on Kickstarter.

Gordon's Kickstarter video is equally awesome. Check it out here.

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