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Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
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Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
Nietzsche Contra Caillois Presentation
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  • 1. Nietzsche contra Caillois Beyond Play and Games Dan Dixon PGC 09
  • 2. Caillois
  • 3. ludus ilinx mimicry alea agon paidia
  • 4. ludus agon alea mimicry ilinx paidia
  • 5. For it is only as an aesthetic phenomena that existence and the world are externally justified. - Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
  • 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. Nietzsche
  • 8. Apollo & Dionysus
  • 9. Dionysian Apollonian • physical • cognitive • ecstatic • individuating • chaotic • understandable • intoxicated • illusions • music • visual arts • dance • narrative
  • 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. playing gaming • physical • cognitive • ecstatic • individuating • chaotic • understandable • intoxicating • simulation • interaction • rules • rhythm • narrative
  • 12. Mature manhood; that means to have found the seriousness one had as a child at play. - Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
  • 13. playing
  • 14. To be beautiful, everything must first be intelligible. - Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy
  • 15. gaming
  • 16. Tragedy & Fun
  • 17. The Birth of Tragedy [...] it smells offensively Hegelian - Nietzsche - Ecce Homo
  • 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. 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. Not everything is flow Dionysian playing is intoxicating/addictive New physical interfaces Forget narrative as a route to 'art' Conclusion
  • 21. Digital game aesthetics Pervasive game aesthetics Apollonian and Dionysian are limiting Different kinds of 'fun' Future

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