Raph Koster’s Theory of Fun Revisted

Koster's talk fit nicely with our reading of Caillios' Man, Play, and Games, but tied those ideas with research from cognitive and evolutionary psychology. It's a wonderful talk that combines game design, narrative, and science. Highly recommend it.

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A Few Thoughts on Maps, Graphs, Trees

Just finished reading Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History by Franco Moretti. As a writer, I found Moretti's perspective to be refreshing. He's not deconstructing literature. He's not…

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Wonderfully snarky line from First Person: Outside academic theory people are usually excellent at making distinctions between narrative, drama, and games. If I throw a ball at you I don't…

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