Homo fabers & Homo ludens

Homo fabers & Homo ludens

   Human evolution refers to the evolutionary history of the genus Homo, including the emergence of Homo sapiens as a distinct species and as a unique category of hominids and mammals.

Homo Sapiens; as the term itself suggests, Homo Sapiens or “knowing (hu)man” or “(hu)man as knower” is a fundamental statement about what it means to be human.


Homo faber is a philosophical concept articulated by Hannah Arendt and Max Scheler that refers tohumans as controlling the environment through tools. Also, Homo Faber is the title of an influential novel by the Swiss author Max Frisch, published in 1957. The book was made into the film Voyager, starring Sam Shepard and Julie Delpy.In addition to this, in contrast to Homo Sapiens, Homo Faber is “(Hu)man as maker,” stressing our ability to create.  This is perhaps the one of the most important and transformational elements of the networked world and provides a unique set of affordances for understanding the relationship between new media and learning.

Play is a complex and complicated idea. Play is mostly thought of as the opposite of work in 20th century. It is fun, rather than serious.  Its connection to learning is often seen as secondary

Human is, playing creature, by playing he learns about environment, hisself and the relationship between them since the ancient age. By the development of civilization there occured homo sapien which refers thinking human” , it is enrichment or diversifying of play, and after the industrial revolution homo faber which refers “working human” has been added. To sum up, the playing, thinking and working sides of human are the product of complementary synthesis for human being.