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I've been in a book club with college friends for the last few months, and our reading list has ended up being interesting and powerful. Maybe even useful! The through-line has been 'life and societal systems from the perspectives of games', and 'designing a life well-lived through communities of play'. YMMV.

  • Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse
  • The Well-Played Game, Bernie DeKoven
  • “Bryn Mawr Commencement Address (1986)”, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Gardens of Democracy, Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer
  • “Judgement of the Birds” and “The Star Thrower” from The Star Thrower, Loren Eiseley
  • Mary Oliver, Upstream (all of Section 1, and then “Emerson: An Introduction” and “Some Thoughts on Whitman” from Section 3.)

… and a host of related articles and personal reading. Personally, I've read at least parts of a few very related books in the same period:

  • A Pattern Language, Alexander, Ishikawa, Silverstein, Jacobson, Fiksdahl-King, Angel
  • The Infinite Playground, Bernie DeKoven with Holly Gramazio
  • The Immense Journey, Loren Eiseley
  • Politics is for Power, Eitan Hersh
infinite_play_reading_group.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/09 22:26 by sprice