Miguel Sicart

This is the personal page of Miguel Sicart, play scholar


I am a play scholar with a background in philosophy of technology, literature, and game studies.

I’m interested in looking at the aesthetic, political, and cultural effects of computers in society through the lens of play as an appropriative, carnivalesque mode of being in the world.

These are my books (all from The MIT Press):

2014 Play Matters

2013 Beyond Choices. The Design of Ethical Gameplay

2009 The Ethics of Computer Games

You can read about my teaching here

I sometimes play with systems