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“Novi(media)grad / Citta(media)nova”
“per(mutations)” Symposium, Part IV
31. August – 3. September 2009
“Infinite games do not have a knowable beginning or ending. They are played with the goal of continuing play. An infinite game continues play, for sake of play. If the game is approaching resolution because of the rules of play, the rules must be changed to allow continued play. The rules exist to ensure the game is infinite. Examples could be the life of a culture and its participants, the act of artistic creation, participation in activities such as Renaissance Fairs or other non-goal-directed play, role-playing games in which playing rather than winning is the motivation. Ultimately, life itself is the fullest realization of the infinite game. Beginning to participate in an infinite game may be involuntary, in that it doesn’t require conscious thought. Continuing participation in the current round of game-play is voluntary. “It is an invariable principle of all play, finite and infinite, that whoever plays, plays freely” (Wikipedia)
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