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The Breaking of the Circle

Playing with, through, against medial boundaries. This article is based on the presentation on September 29th 2011, “Designs on eLearning DoeL – Future Spaces for Learning”, Helsinki Picture: DoeL 2011: “Circles within circles” Abstract Digital-networked games are created to foster … Continue reading

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The absence of a sign is the sign of an absence

It may seem counter intuitive, but an empty space may be as expressive in specific circumstances as would be a present object. Of course there are obvious taboos in a society that deliberately lead to an absence of a sign, … Continue reading

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Unusability: You don’t want to play it again!

“Unusable games” sound like a contradiction: Who would want to play a game that doesn’t work? And why are there designers – educators, of all the people with already a reputation for bad game design – that create these unusable … Continue reading

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