Creativity and playing can be seen from a broader context. Globalization, new technologies, and new and emerging situations are changing the background in which we can play and learn. The new world is neither flat (The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman, http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/bookshelf/the-world-is-flat) nor spiky (Who’s Your City by Richard Florida, http://www.creativeclass.com/_v3/whos_your_city/overview), but somewhere in between. That “in between” is changing under our feet.
On the individual level, creativity and imagination can allow us to play the game of life and reconsider the rules of the game, to see things from a different angle and shape our life (individuation): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9973.2006.00424.x... (Shaping Your Own Life by Jeanne Peijnenburg).