March 06, 2006

Fantasy, and gaming?

Personally, I just don't get it with games and gaming, and I never have. Two kindsa people in the world, right? But here's a sentence from an essay on China Miéville that makes the light go on for a possible understanding of gaming-as-pedagogy:

...fantasy should become a way of arguing about our social condition, of re-presenting our dilemmas, and creating a space for the imagination in which we can identify new possibilities of action.
Henry Farrell, Fantasy Remade: China Miéville’s New Crobuzon novels

Posted by oook at March 6, 2006 04:37 PM

Very good quote.

Did you see this piece on the development of Flickr? Gaming as information design driver:

Posted by: Bryan at March 8, 2006 08:45 AM