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”

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