Death; a minor annoyance or an invitation to play?

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Published on April 16, 2008

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Death, a minor annoyance or an invitation to play? Dan Dixon Pervasive Media Studio (University of West England)

• Death in play and games • Death penalties • Phenomenology and the magic circle • Heidegger and Being-in-the-game • Sartre and Freedom • Conclusions and some ideas to play with

Play and Games • Death in play • common in play • in early childhood • culturally seated • Death in games • not the same as in real life • still has cultural significance • developed new symbolism

Death penalties • Penalties of death • emotional attachment and loss • achievement/reward • time • Game as a system of chance • risk, reward, penalty • time as a universal currency • Permadeath

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