Ludic Luddites

Those who resist the increasing technologization of sport, while taking advantage of (or perhaps blissfully ignorant to) the increasing technologization of society as a whole. The ludic luddite is a product of industrial society who believes that sport holds some inherent purity, with its competitions embodying a quest for Truth.

The ludic luddite exists in the space between commercialized sport and nostalgia, and is tepidly discursive on both fronts; his cultural criticism of sporting institutions lacks depth and reflects an inability to detect the sensory change in society wrought by our own technological extensions of ourselves.

The ludic luddite is incapable of grasping the obsolescence of modern sport and thus rues the emergence of new sporting forms.


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