Let’s Play or an apple a day keeps the doctor away
Humanity found itself in a science fiction-like state of emergency in many ways. And we (were) are all in the thick of it. Now and here. We have (had) to isolate, renounce, and protect ourselves in order to face the virus. Limitations and renunciation and the resulting structures, routines, rituals have always played an important role in being creative. Monica Vilhauer writes that human play is not only instinctive or caused by an external force (like the playing of leaves in the wind), but that it also includes the freedom to protect the rules of the game. It implies a willingness in which the players limit their own actions to the execution of the game-specific tasks. The aim of the design course from the summer semester 2020 was to bring structure to these troubled times. In the first half of the semester in particular, the course provided routines through regular recurring (daily, weekly, etc.) challenges, many small tasks including reading material, film recommendations, virtual encounters, etc.
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