to board's record of the moves
Glass Plate Game playing Tuesday, May 5, 1998, Corvallis, Oregon
At the playing we made idea cards to fit the discussion we wanted to have
about the Glass Plate Game and putting something on the Internet or
making special software to support the playing of the game. We allowed
several connections to be made before going back to settle how or whether
they would be marked as challenged, permitted, or O.K., etc. So some moves
became part moves that began these clusters of moves and are marked "part
1. red [plug in module]
With the web, the game can expand beyond the set of cards. A
person could include in her move text, links to other pages,
images or sound files that would add to the understanding of the
move and a dimension of the game. This explanation just opens
this playing. The first connection is the one to cube #2, next move
2. red [modes of play] P:
We're thinking of in-person vs. email vs. from web page board in
real time or not.
3. red [multiplatform / multisite] O:
People might be invited to in making connections use link to a site to
supplement or explain their move.
4. red, green [creativity / invention] P:
Allow players to alter rules; in this playing we have been
playing loose, not being strict about a move having to be
approved before the next bit letting them be made in clusters or
sequences as thoughts occur quickly or non-linearly.
5. green [segment of a chain / clusters] (part of 4)
6. green [hypertext] C:
...as a way to represent everything linked together When a site is
left the routing goes out of scope required for fitting smoothly with
the scheme of the site just left.
7. green, yellow [mapping] P:
mapping to bring in different sites would need to include a
method for bringing visitor back to the original site at any time
8. yellow [multiplatform / multisite] P: (part of 7)
9. yellow [teamwork] P:
This would require teamwork between players and site owners spanning
several web sites
10. yellow [interloper] P:
Then this would require a way to decide who is in and who is out
(of the game) to have intersite mapping work keeping a game
together as one game.
11. purple [game as tool]
A game using the board consisting of cards with development ideas
from tonights discussion, but where we happen to maybe have the ideas
already too merged together in our minds-- could be a tool with
further use. We might have call to use tricks for freshening our
thinking, such as being careful to not pick the first connections
that come to mind in each move. A move to make a link (for example,
to make a link using mime email) could be attached to the card to
provoke thought. People could be allowed to add cards to the
12. blue, purple [Reaction to a Hermann Hesse Novel or two]
To the side or maybe in some place chosen not to imply too directly a
connection to the Plate game in progress could be something to refer
people to the novels as important to what sparked creation of the
game, or anyway point to a novel that Glass Plate Players might
be interested in if they like the Glass Plate Game or get to
thinking about how they might alter / improve it or if they want
to think about issues raised by the issuance of the game.
13. purple [family values] O:
Players doing this have a family of thought going on.
14. purple [Gender / sex] O:
What does all this mean about gender, race, and a few other things?
15. purple ["Radical feminism] O:
Can the game escape being directed by the white male dominated net
16. purple [Nature of audience] P:
How to say who is the audience. Maybe there are ways to prevent that
(domination) from happening to the game.
17. purple, orange [Chains of thought / segments of chains] O:
Making possible the refencing of segments of chains of though might
help, so that whatever is the overall caste to an enire game what is
going on within a segment has its own identity / caste to it.
18. orange [Expandability] P:
By splitting off to become groups playing different games. (part of 17)
19 orange ["Private" games] O:
Groups have games private to themselves. [part of 17]
20. orange [Transcripts] P:
For the map as it is being made or in part the record left as the
transcript, there is a need to consider the transcripting to support
(by demarking clearly) just where this dividing takes place and the
new game / segment can be found by the players who created it.
[part of 17]
21. orange [Reusability] P:
Players should be able to pick up the card at the exit point and copy
it to the new game / segment. (part of 17)
22. orange [Conflict]
Politics of who plays or dominates in a Glass Plate Game and the
task (with its issues such as who tends to dominate on the net as
a whole or who would tend mostly to play a game like the Glass
Plate Game) and propagating the Glass Plate Game on line should
not conflict if the game is set up to make it easy for the
players to form into their own player groups, choosing who they
are playing the Glass Plate Game with.
[part of 17]
23. orange [Game as tool] O: (part of 17)
24. orange [multi-game / one site]
This discussion gives us more to think about so far as having a site
(ours) able to facilitate several games as once.