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Games and the Art of Agency with Thi Nguyen

April 15th, 2020  •  32 mins 37 secs  •  Download (59.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley/University of Utah) argues that games are a unique form of art and a valuable tool for human self-development. By creating rules and abilities, they specify new modes of agency for their players to temporarily adopt, which both reveals what’s beautiful about them--and kind of like yoga--forces us to try out unfamiliar ways of being.