Wednesday, April 15, 2015
iGRAZ: GAMe ≡ GAMbling Epiphanies :: Spielsucht :: Spielverbot :: Spielraum
In my parallel universe where words are subject to multiple contextualisations resulting in different connotation, “Spielsucht”1 sets free butterflies in my stomach,
where “Spielverbot ” 2 gives me goosebumps.
Though being fully aware of the dictionary meaning of the both words and the reason for their circulation in the local social and urban environment, I fail to comprehend why Spiel (=game)+verbot (=ban) is surrounded with visually dominating chessboard pattern.
A game board with a game ban gives some Spielraum ...
1 “Spielverbot ” means “gambling ban”
2 “Spielsucht” stand for “gambling addiction”