54 min

23. Games and Gamification (feat. C. Thi Nguyen‪)‬ Overthink

    • Education

In this episode of Overthink, Ellie, and David sit down with philosopher Dr. C. Thi Nguyen to discuss his work on games and gamification. They begin by their love for The Sims and the out-of-body experiences video games can trigger. From there, they get into the works of thinkers including  Ortega y Gasset, Nietzsche, Mill, Gadamer, discussing their theories on games and motivation. The trio also jumps into the function of games in community, how British and American drinking games differ, motivational states, Thi’s epic game nights, and more.


Works Discussed:
C. Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art
Roger Callois, Man, Play and Games
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
José Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
Gordon Burghardt, The Genesis of Animal Play
Matthew Broersma, “US Military Recruits Gamers To Fly Killer Drones”

Website | overthinkpodcast.com
Instagram & Twitter | @overthink_pod
Email |  Dearoverthink@gmail.com
YouTube | Overthink podcast

In this episode of Overthink, Ellie, and David sit down with philosopher Dr. C. Thi Nguyen to discuss his work on games and gamification. They begin by their love for The Sims and the out-of-body experiences video games can trigger. From there, they get into the works of thinkers including  Ortega y Gasset, Nietzsche, Mill, Gadamer, discussing their theories on games and motivation. The trio also jumps into the function of games in community, how British and American drinking games differ, motivational states, Thi’s epic game nights, and more.


Works Discussed:
C. Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art
Roger Callois, Man, Play and Games
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
José Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting
Gordon Burghardt, The Genesis of Animal Play
Matthew Broersma, “US Military Recruits Gamers To Fly Killer Drones”

Website | overthinkpodcast.com
Instagram & Twitter | @overthink_pod
Email |  Dearoverthink@gmail.com
YouTube | Overthink podcast

54 min

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