What if Wargames Could Be Something Else?

Film and media studies professor Mary Flanagan explores alternative war games that express different ways to see global challenges in her MIT Reader article What if Wargames Could Be Something Else?

It seems that games have long been a form of conflict simulation. Some of humanity's oldest games — chess, Go, the Olympic Games — are all ways of modeling and mediating conflict. In contemporary times, computer games were developed right on the very machines used to calculate secret war codes and bombing trajectories. But what if wargames could be something else?

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