Letter from the Inventor
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We don’t need to be literate to tell our stories. We use facial expressions, body language, sounds and artifacts...all the ingredients of play! Stories are how we make sense of the world. They make us, guide us, reveal us and protect us. By exercising curiosity and critical thinking, Archamelia™ guides the voice in each of us to put into action what we might not yet be able to put into words.
We learn through play the stuff that otherwise can't be taught. It's critical that we make time to turn off our screens and turn on our minds. Archamelia promotes individual innovation with collective collaboration, and preserves our innocent creativity. Together, we can remember that the world is already augmented, we just need to relearn how to see it.
And just as our muscles, immune system, and bones strengthen when confronted with measured stress, so too do our social empathy and intelligence grow when faced with inner and external conflicts. We are anti-fragile...we become stronger with gentle friction. The nutritious play of Archamelia™ sees our Anti-Fragility as a superpower that grows stronger with use. Insatiable exploration, with optimistic creativity, and without fear of intimidation or friction - This is the Archamelian way. It’s not about the problem to be solved, but the art of solving it. And while Trial and Error is slower, it is a far more reliable and effective teacher than direct Copy and Repeat Instruction.
I hope open-ended play with Archamelia engenders the confidence to ask, “what did that word mean?” and the self-awareness to know how to find the answer. I hope that through Storytelling, Limitless Make-Believe, Open-ended Play...and a little bit of Effort...we will learn that seeing what's possible is mostly a matter of believing in the impossible.