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Repetition is beautiful

Repetition is beautiful
« on: May 02, 2012, 11:11:41 pm »

I love the early works of Philip Glass like Music For Voices, Music In Contrary Motion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnY1Qv8oC4Q

I love structuralist cinema like Intervals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT0ELNvNxIA

So naturally, what I love in games is repetition. Repetition is a bit like trance or meditation. I was playing Trials HD lately. There was a stage with 2 giant metal balls, where you had to jump from one ball to the other. It took me an hour ... and more than 500 faults.

I enjoyed it very much... it was the same visual sequence played in 500 slightly different ways. I loved every second of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wG_dCxH20g&feature=g-u-u
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 03:17:59 pm by György Dudas »
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Re: Repetition is beautiful
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 12:04:15 pm »

It seems you are in favour of  play in its most genuine sense – as Huizinga and his followers see it.  A repetitive movement without goal, without coming to an end. (As the wind playing with the leaves in the crown of a tree.) Just pure ”self-presentation” for the joy of being.

From the point of view of information theory: the semantic information rapidily goes down to zero. There may remain an ”aesthetic information” –  or else, the profit of playing cannot at all be expressed in terms of information. 
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