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Cabinet 45: Games (Cabinet #45)
In the nineteenth century, Marx rejected the notion of homo sapiens, offering instead homo faber to indicate how consciousness follows from the primary activity of making. Against this, a certain ludic tradition has imagined a homo ludens, humans defined through their relationship with games and play. "Cabinet" 45 features Joshua Glenn on H.G. Wells' "Floor Games"; D. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 30th 2012 by Cabinet
(first published May 31st 2012)
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Favorite lines from this issue: "Better a broken bone than a broken spirit," Lady Hurtwood [sic], designer of playgrounds in the '60s, a woman very much against hideously safe playgrounds of the sort now routinely inflicted on children. Or this, from Erik Satie, on how to play his music: "As if you were congested," and "Slow and painful."