HS260 - Matters of Play / Fall 2017

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Note: this schedule is provisional; we will adapt to our learning progress, so check this page before every session.

Week 1 - Matters of Play: Why Play Matters

Week 2 - The "Primæval Soil of Play": Problems and Potentials

Week 3 - Cosmic Play: Entropy, Exotropy and Play Forms

Week 4 - God Plays Dice: Alea and Stochastic Systems

Week 5 - Ritual Play: Paidia, Paizō, Paideia

Week 6 - The Agonies of Animal Play

Week 7 - The Mind at/in Play

Week 8 - Toys and Games: Industrial Economies of Play

Week 9 - Playful Media: Games, Toys, Playgrounds

Week 10 - Games and the Ludic Century

Week 11 - The Great Rationalization: Games and Culture

Week 12 - The Gameful World and its Discontents

  • Mon, 11/20
    • Lecture: All the Worlds a Game?
    • Read: Sebastian Deterding, The Gameful World" (excerpts)

Week 13 - Contemporary Play Cultures: Worlds of Playcraft

  • Mon, 11/27
  • Wed, 11/29

Week 14 - Posthuman Approaches & Project Sharing

  • Mon, 12/4
    • Read:
  • Wed, 12/6
    • Read:

Week 15 - Ludosophia Symposium

  • Mon, 12/11
    • Read:
  • Wed, 12/13
    • Read: