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image by Johan Andersson,

Imagine a man who, as the result of a demonic deal, is trapped in a tower where he is compelled to endlessly repeat a series of cruel, tortuous labors. But because of a magical enchantment he perceives them to be the most delightful sensual and intellectual pleasures. That’s what games are like.

No, not the actual man in the tower, the imagining.


  1. Oren wrote:

    That sounds like life. You have the happy man, who imagines everything is delightful, and the sad man, who finds everything to be tortuous. And that proves again, games may be the most important extension of life!!

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Misinterpretation wrote:

    “One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” Camus

    We can easily think of games as absurd, pointless, an unending and difficult task; but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them.

    Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Permalink
  3. MANDELWERK wrote:

    That is my image man!
    Glad you get inspired by it though…

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink
  4. Frank Lantz wrote:

    Yes, I find your work incredibly inspiring, thank you for letting me use it. I put your name and URL in the alt text rollover. Everybody should check out mandelwerk’s videos to see what the inside out of numbers looks like.

    Friday, February 4, 2011 at 4:55 am | Permalink

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