Nietzsche contra Caillois
   Beyond Play and Games
         Dan Dixon
          PGC 09
Caillois
ludus
ilinx   mimicry   alea   agon



          paidia
ludus
                           agon
                  alea
        mimicry
ilinx


paidia
For it is only as an aesthetic phenomena that
existence and the world are externally justified.
                    - Nietz...
An experience is aesthetic just in the case
•   valued intrinsically, that is not exclusively
    as a means to some end
•...
Nietzsche
Apollo & Dionysus
Dionysian         Apollonian
•   physical      •   cognitive
•   ecstatic      •   individuating
•   chaotic       •   und...
Play is less the opposite of seriousness than the
vital ground of spirit as nature, a form of restraint
and freedom at one...
playing            gaming
•   physical       •   cognitive
•   ecstatic       •   individuating
•   chaotic        •   und...
Mature manhood; that means to have found the
seriousness one had as a child at play.
                - Nietzsche - Beyond ...
playing
To be beautiful, everything must first be intelligible.
                   - Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
gaming
Tragedy & Fun
The Birth of Tragedy [...] it smells offensively Hegelian
                                - Nietzsche - Ecce Homo
No ontology necessary
Focus on the aesthetic experience
Gaming and playing as separate and
intertwined
Apollonian and Dion...
So tremendous is the power of the Apolline epic
that it enchants the most terrible events before us
with delightful illusi...
Not everything is flow
Dionysian playing is intoxicating/addictive
New physical interfaces
Forget narrative as a route to '...
Digital game aesthetics
Pervasive game aesthetics
Apollonian and Dionysian are limiting
Different kinds of 'fun'




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  1. 1. Nietzsche contra Caillois Beyond Play and Games Dan Dixon PGC 09
  2. 2. Caillois
  3. 3. ludus ilinx mimicry alea agon paidia
  4. 4. ludus agon alea mimicry ilinx paidia
  5. 5. For it is only as an aesthetic phenomena that existence and the world are externally justified. - Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
  6. 6. An experience is aesthetic just in the case • valued intrinsically, that is not exclusively as a means to some end • intrinsic or final value is preponderant in relation to its instrumental value • an absorbed and active contemplation • content is not a matter of a possessive attitude
  7. 7. Nietzsche
  8. 8. Apollo & Dionysus
  9. 9. Dionysian Apollonian • physical • cognitive • ecstatic • individuating • chaotic • understandable • intoxicated • illusions • music • visual arts • dance • narrative
  10. 10. Play is less the opposite of seriousness than the vital ground of spirit as nature, a form of restraint and freedom at one and the same time. - Gadamer - The Relevance of the Beautiful
  11. 11. playing gaming • physical • cognitive • ecstatic • individuating • chaotic • understandable • intoxicating • simulation • interaction • rules • rhythm • narrative
  12. 12. Mature manhood; that means to have found the seriousness one had as a child at play. - Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
  13. 13. playing
  14. 14. To be beautiful, everything must first be intelligible. - Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
  15. 15. gaming
  16. 16. Tragedy & Fun
  17. 17. The Birth of Tragedy [...] it smells offensively Hegelian - Nietzsche - Ecce Homo
  18. 18. No ontology necessary Focus on the aesthetic experience Gaming and playing as separate and intertwined Apollonian and Dionysian as start points ... but it is not Nietzsche Summary
  19. 19. So tremendous is the power of the Apolline epic that it enchants the most terrible events before us with delightful illusion. - Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
  20. 20. Not everything is flow Dionysian playing is intoxicating/addictive New physical interfaces Forget narrative as a route to 'art' Conclusion
  21. 21. Digital game aesthetics Pervasive game aesthetics Apollonian and Dionysian are limiting Different kinds of 'fun' Future

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