Addiction seminar in Haarlem
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The panelists (pictured) discuss social responsibility issues related to alcohol problems in the PTS2007 seminar taking place today in Haarlem, The Netherlands. I find myself in this seminar to discuss the various addiction or control problem issues of digital games, virtual worlds and online gambling. A rather broad and troublesome field, but it is also interesting to test approaching game like it would be a drug, and see what we could then say about the future of ‘ludic society’ if we take games’ holding powers more seriously. And whether they should be taken seriously.
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