links for 2010-08-17

  • “It’s the play­ful spir­it of the game that’s more impor­tant than the let­ter of the rules. Which is as it should be. Jane McGo­ni­gal says real­i­ty is bro­ken and let’s fix it with game, a whiff of for­ma­lin in the air. Her lens on the world is rather monoc­u­lar, fun­da­men­tal­ist in the prop­er sense of the word. It rarely admits fail­ure and dreams of a super­hu­man­i­ty. But I think I can do no bet­ter than make play with peo­ple, and forc­ing them into one game they don’t want to play is like try­ing to chore­o­graph but­ter­flies.” Pure gold.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.