TED video on the relationship between play and invention
Necessity is not always the mother of invention. Check this (partly)animated exploration of the history of invention, titled How Play Leads to Great Inventions. Turns out, you’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.
Also, check out some of our new books on play. TDSB teachers can reserve the books in the catalogue (remember to login first) http://bit.ly/PLbookcat