Thursday, October 3, 2002

The Game Neverending

"The Game Neverending is a web-based massively multiplayer online game of social, political and economic interactions." (via mememachine)

Looks interesting, but what really got my attention was their inspiration:

"There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play." (James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games)

"For many years the conviction has grown upon me that civilization arises and unfolds in and as play." (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens)

Yes! and if we throw in Caillois and Sutton-Smith, we'll be good to go!

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