The Spirit of Free Play seems to underpin much of the discussion of New Technologies/Media for creative education, counter-weighted by cautionary notations on the potential social perils those same technologies and media engender, individually and collectively. Tinkering was once a quaint notion, attaching to fun but productive or inventive happening in the interstices between preponderant periods of dutiful labor. Free time and free play were generally thought to be the reforming promise of technology. It is readily apparent that the distributions of leisure are not proving equitable. Yet, the redeeming nature of the artistic enterprise, a basic feature of human expression, consistently refuses to be crushed or obliterated, popping up like a whack-a-mole even in the most grim places and times. whatever pressure and tyranny may be applied to it. Perhaps it serves us to consider how little people actually require to enjoy visceral fulfillment. No less true, is that - for sustainable social existence - we can insist that freedom of expression is essential for just living, and technology as such is a secondary consideration in assessing whether one's communal environment supports expressive justice, or does not, and how.