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Carolyn VanEseltine - This is a Real Thing that Happened
"A work of interactive fiction.

This is a Real Thing that Happened was created with Inform and has IFID 018D8F92-81E4-476A-B184-C14D9C821F45. To play a work like this one, you need an interpreter program: many are available, among them Zoom for Mac OS X and for Unix; Windows Frotz or Windows Glulxe for Windows. Or you can play without downloading anything by following the 'Play In-Browser' link, using the Quixe interpreter. You'll need to have Javascript enabled on your web browser."

[Play in browser: http://www.sibylmoon.com/if/realthing/release/play.html ]
interactivefiction  via:robinsloan  if  carolynvaneseltine  inform7  inform  srg  games  gaming  winning  losing  play  dwarffortress  rules  2014 
february 2015 by robertogreco
Infinite schools « Re-educate
"Finite and Infinite Games, a little philosophy book by...James P. Carse...“There are at least 2 kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.” Society is set up like a finite game, with winners & losers. The point of this game is to climb the social & economic ladder...So we create schools that will train people to succeed in this finite game. We give kids test that they either pass or fail, rank students by GPA, & help them win a spot in an exclusive university...What if we created infinite schools? What if, instead of correctly answering question about Civil War, point was to have a discussion that leads to tackling ever more complex questions? School districts all have as their goal “creating lifelong learners,” but they disrespect that notion by treating school as a finite game to be won/lost. What would it mean to re-imagine school as an infinite game?"
education  schools  learning  society  winning  losing  success  gamechanging  lcproject  tcsnmy  competition  play  games  gaming  infinitegames  finitegames  unfinished  imperfection  wabi-sabi 
november 2009 by robertogreco

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