New Stuff Tuesday — October 10, 2017

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Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, & the Secret of Games
by Ian Bogost
BF408 .B566 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Bogost, a philosopher and game designer, writes about everyday life and the strategic way that everyone should approach mundane tasks. He argues that if we treat grocery shopping like playing sports (that is, accepting the seemingly arbitrary rules and restrictions inherent in games as also applicable to mundane tasks) we can learn to “play anything” by having fun interacting with the world around us. He hopes that by following his advice we can learn to interact with the world and the things in it in ways that give us feelings of comfort, not boredom or frustration.

About Diana

Diana is the Reference & Instructional Technology Librarian at UW-Whitewater. She can introduce you to a variety of technology to help improve your teaching, learning, research, and professional development. Ask her about Zotero, tea, or technology. She is the liaison librarian to the departments of Psychology and Social Work.
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