Yes, we “play” games like we do sports, and yes, games bear “mean­ing” as do the fine and plas­tic arts. But some­thing else is at work in games. Games are devices we operate.

The Squalid Grace of Flap­py Bird — Ian Bogost — The Atlantic

Just one high­light from a Bogost piece I could quote almost entire­ly it’s so great. The best thing I’ve read on games in ages. Don’t be fooled, this dis­cuss­es Flap­py Bird, but it’s not a Flap­py Bird arti­cle. Read it.

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Kars Alfrink

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