Professor Thi Nguyen, from Utah Valley State, will discuss his work, “Games, Striving and the Topology of Choice,” on the nature of games (video games, board games, card games, sports). “This is my claim: games are a form of landscape. They’re a constructed space, designed to support and enhance human choice. This isn’t the gospel truth, or even complete story, but I offer it in the spirit of a productive metaphor. And I offer it because I think that the prevailing metaphor – that games are a form of text – is missing something.”
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