For next week read these two texts:
What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun? by David Graeber
Play is by Miguel Sicart (from play Matters)
And write a short response as a comment below here.
Some starting points:
- What are the similarities between the two authors’ notion of play?
- Can you make examples of the “appropriative” nature of play described by Sicart?
- Both authors oppose an instrumental way of thinking about play, can you point at examples of this instrumentation? Can work be playful? Can games be work-like?