American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to play or playfulness: "Fiction . . . now makes [language] the center of its reflexive concern, and explodes in ludic, parodic, ironic forms” ( Ihab Hassan).
- Latin ludo ("to play") (Wiktionary)
- French ludique, from Latin lūdus, play; see leid- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I've adopted the term ludic-contract because I think that that gets to the heart of things.”
“Even though I have pretty much jettisoned many of Black's conclusions, his call for what he refers to as the ludic lifestyle remains refreshing.”
“For example, illegal activity, even in a so-called ludic world, can be acted upon by authority, whether public or private, from system administration to ISP to an actual law enforcement division regardless of the degree of _implied anonymity_.”
“Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., in The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction (2008), argues that his idea of SF, which derives primarily from Darko Suvin (and is effectively SF as "hard SF"), is actually restrictive -- it reduces SF to the necessity of rigid scientific plausibility, when in fact SF is a much more varied genre and mode and tradition, and is just as much characterized by "ludic" elements (i.e., spontaneity, playfulness).”
“In between the excellent story elements, the "ludic" or play narrative affords the freedom to do a variety of activities.”
“It is a kind of ludic variety of the Spanish language that we speak in Argentina.”
“By putting the exhibition in a playful context (I'm going to resist using the word "ludic"), it makes it easier to approach the works of art in the right spirit.”
“I don't disagree that *games* may have this character, but if they do, then they are no longer "ludic" in the sense intended by Huizinga.”
“Gadamer could be interesting here, as could a closer reading of Caillois or Huizinga who coins the neologism "ludic", which unfortunately isn't present in the English translation.”
“Putting it that way points to "ludic" as a (varying) characteristic of a social domain (SL, SimsOnline), rather than as something which should get us thinking first and foremost about the (heroic) experiencing individual.”
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