Notes From Queen's

A few ideas that developed from the Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture and Conference in Sport Sociology, held this past weekend at Queen's University:

What is art?

It is the line. In sport, the body of the athlete is the line, though since it is always in motion, it is a dynamic line (Abdel-Shehid).

Skatespace:

Skate parks will never work as a disciplinary technology, except for those who are already likely to be subject to this discipline anyway — the suburbanite "thrashers" themselves.

For ludic luddites:

Can we differentiate between technologies in sport that allow us to do the same thing "better" and those that allow us to do some radically new thing?

Capoeira:

An Afro-Brazilian revisioning of sport, dance and martial skill — what is its applicability to North American culture?

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