Posted by: Montola | March 18, 2010

Milgram Meets the Magic Circle

Reuters reports that a high-end French psychology experiment is redoing the Milgram Experiment, but using the form of a television gameshow to push up the obedience rates. After all, if it’s on TV stage, it’s just a game, and games are safe even when the opponent is screaming. Or something.

Looking forward to some published research. Tying in to this month’s theme of ludic society and (pervasive) games changing the world, the mechanics of puppet-master problem and transformation of acceptable behavior ($) on the brink of the magic circle are turning extremely important.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: