Future Cinema

Course Site for Future Cinema 1 and Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory at York University, Canada

Critical Play Discussion Questions

1. Flanagan calls play a safe space: an inherent aspect of play is that one must feel comfortable before participating. But is this necessarily the case? Are there instances in which play can occur without comfort being offered to the player?
2. Building off of that question, does play inherently result in fun? Can the activist experiences Flanagan cites necessarily be called “fun” by our standards?
3. Play is inherently a performative act. How does that factor into our perception of games as a kind of “future cinema?”

Thu, October 19 2017 » Future Cinema