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celebratedrecluse wrote

ludic mode of production

A fascinating phrase


anarchofoss wrote

What does he mean by this?


cammie wrote

I believe by "ludic" they're referring to "gamelike", as in Ludology. So by "ludic mode of prodction" they're drawing a distinction between the sort of things commonly called 'work' which people do for fun/entertainment/passion/games and the other sort of work people do, the sort antiwork is opposed to.


cammie wrote (edited )

To be clear, i believe the phrase "ludic mode of produciton" is invoking the idea that there can still be forms of productive activity compatible with an antiwork ethic but they would be forms of play, not work.


celebratedrecluse wrote

Instead of producing things and actions of value in the context of work, the author argues that play is more effective at producing things of social or intrinsic value.