Overview:Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games - Play Anythingis nothing short of brilliant... I will be recommending this provocative and entertaining book to everyone I know."u- Jane McGonigal, bestselling author ofReality is BrokenandSuperBetter ife is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever callfun . But what if we've gotten fun wrong? InPlay Anything,visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities.The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games.Play Anything,reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they setlimitations . Soccer wouldn't be soccer if it wasn't composed of two teams of eleven players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal Tetris wouldn't be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristic shapes. Such rules seem needless, arbitrary, and difficult. Yet it is the limitations that make games enjoyable, just like it's the hard things in life that give it meaning. Play is what happens when weacceptthese limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances, like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints,as sources for meaning and joy. We canplay anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears.Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today's chaotic world can only be tamed,and enjoyed,when we first impose boundaries on ourselves. "An essential read for those seeking to understand how a new idea of play can be positive for our lives." u-Library Journal(STARRED review) /uPlay Anythingis a profound book: both a striking assessment of our current cultural landscape, and at the same time a smart self-improvement guide, teaching us the virtues of a life lived playfully."u- Steven Johnson, author ofHow We Got To NowandEverything Bad Is Good For You/u

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725649-9780465051724. It was written by the following authors: Ian Bogost. Book Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games, which can be read online, published by the company: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Education, Spirituality, Society, Politics, Beliefs. The book was published on 2016-09-13 00:00:00. It has 288 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 506 g. File for download Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games has PDF format and is called play-anything-the-pleasure-of-limits-the-uses-of-boredom-and-the-secret-of-games.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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