Article: The Ambiguity of Games. Histories and Discourses of a Gameful World
Sebastian Deterding is one of the most influential scholars working on a critical definition of gamification. He recently published a paper titled “The Ambiguity of Games. Histories and Discourses of a Gameful World”, using Victor Turner’s distinction of liminal and liminoid to articulate how current views of the gameful world are steeped in specific, modernist conceptions of games and play.
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