Duchamp, Game Theory and the Frame of Being

posted: 02-22-10
Andre Raffray, "Marcel Duchamp (at the request of the Cubists) departs the Salon of the Independents"
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Glosses on Duchamp have become popular in game design circles, but the multi-dimensional relationship between the Duchampian career and game theory itself has not enjoyed such high-profile scrutiny. Nonetheless, a recent brief but insightful essay by blogger Stanley Wrzyszczynski pulls together some of the salient questions of how Duchamp conflates the creation of art with the act of framing an aspect of the world -- questions that reflect the inner rules of engagement between art and the real, game-playing itself.


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