[-empyre-] Systems – Videogames of the oppressed / oppressive games

James Morgan james at factorynoir.com
Sat Mar 16 17:33:00 EST 2013

I did not mean to connect T.O. with computer games but to say that Theater  
of the Oppressed is a form (series?) of theater games, and that when one  
participates one plays.

I am sorry I was not clear. I was also was attempting to wrap my head  
around a way that participants in a game could manipulate the rules-set to  
have a T.O. like experience. As I said this idea of games of the oppressed  
is new to me and interesting.

On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:54:33 -0700, Johannes Birringer  
<Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk> wrote:

> On the other hand a sense of game playing is
> at the heart of Theater of the Oppressed too, isn't it?
> Games cultivate motivation and teach, but they teach best how to play the
> game.
> and offer disagreement, as to this correlation. I believe the Theatre of  
> the Oppressed
> has nothing to do with games at all, if we are referring to computer  
> games and action
> games, and even more compositional games modeled/simulated like SIMS,  
> and I
> am trying here to make sense as i do not play games, but on occasion  
> have walked
> around Second Life and watched students "perform" (mimic or parody)  
> scenes
> of contortionist violence from First Person Shooter games.



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