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Proceed with Caution: Process and Contingency in Games and Art

“Contemporary art models more than it represents.” – Nicolas Bourriaud In Beyond Play: a New Approach to Games, the anthropologist Thomas Malaby expresses his interest in discarding the formalism and exceptionalism underlying most game definitions. Instead he suggests that games can best be understood through two qualities, their ‘processual’ nature and their inherent ‘contingency.’ For […]