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In the formal game, the player sought to compose out of the objective content of every game, out of the mathematical, linguistic, musical, and other elements, as dense, coherent, and formally perfect a unity as possible . . .

[O]ne can be a musician or Glass Bead Game player and at the same time wholly devoted to rule and order. The kind of person we want to develop, the kind of person we aim to become, would at any time be able to exchange his discipline or art for any other.
Hermann Hesse, Magister Ludi [1].
Tiffany Holmes

Bruce Wands
"Digital Salon Chair's Statement"