Because we’re spending longer in this section than I anticipated, I am moving a few things around this afternoon. The new schedule won’t be too different; it will be posted here on Sunday, 15 Feb.
For the present, though, here is a reminder of the readings for next week, together with links to those readings (as appropriate).
For the time being:
Most Important Readings are indicated by two pluses ++
Readings of Secondary Importance include a single plus +
Optional, but Strongly Suggested Readings, a lonely interrobang ‽
Recall that S/Z is both (1) a clever meta-reference on my part, and (2) indicates a reading in the Salen/Zimmerman collection. But mostly (1).
Play’s the Thing
‽ Caillois, Roger. 1962. “The Definition of Play: Classification of Games.” S/Z 122.
++ Huizinga, Johan. 1955. “Nature and Significance of Play as a Cultural Phenomenon.” Homo Ludens. S/Z 96.
‽ Steinkuehler, Constance. “The Mangle of Play.” PDF
+ Sutton-Smith, Brian. 2001. “Play and Ambiguity.” The Ambiguity of Play. S/Z 296.
Play in a Terrible Time: Dada, the Situationists, Kynikism
+ Debord, Guy and Gil J. Wolman. 1956. “A User’s Guide to Détournement.” Les Lèvres Nues #8 (May). Transl. Ken Knabb. PDF
++ Debord, Guy. 1956. “Theory of the Dérive.” Les Lèvres Nues #9 (November). Transl. Ken Knabb. PDF