Publications in Scientific Journals:

M. Pichlmair:
"Venturing into the Borderlands of Playfulness";
Technoetic Arts - A journal of speculative research, 6 (2008), 2; 207 - 212.

English abstract:
>Playfulness< is a vague and ambiguous term. While it is easy to realise that a specific situation is playful, the concept itself is hard to grasp. Situations shift in and out of playfulness, leaving the term with hazy borders. This essay attempts to contribute to analysing playfulness in a rather unusual form. Instead of directly approaching the target, we take a stroll into the borderland that surrounds it, embarking on a quest to mark the borders of playfulness.

German abstract:
Dieser Artikel beschäftigt sich mit dem Punkt an dem Medien die ursprünglich zur spielerischen Auseinandersetzung intendiert waren in "ernsthafte" Situationen überführt werden.

playfulness, game design, games research, simulation

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