How to live well together


Welcome to the infinite game!

Imagine if life was a game, an infinite game in which we continually changed the rules to keep our deepest values in play and ensure that everyone could take part. What would that look like? What kind of player would you be? 

The infinite game project was started by Niki Harré from the University of Auckland. The project was inspired by James Carse’s book Finite and Infinite Games, a wonderful work of scholarship and poetry that offers a new metaphor to help understand our time. 

In May Niki's book The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together will be published by Auckland University Press. It can be pre-ordered now. You can also pre-order a 2018 edition of Psychology for a Better World: Working with People to Save the Planet, which will be released on the same date. If you are in Auckland you are welcome to attend the book launch on Friday May 11, 6 - 7.30pm at the Pt Chevalier library, corner of Great North and Pt Chevalier Rds.

In the meantime, you can use this site to find out more about the infinite game, read Niki's occasional blog and related academic articlesregister for updates and find out about talks and workshops

Truth can go out of stories, you know. What was true becomes meaningless, even a lie, because the truth has gone into another story. The water of the spring rises in another place.
— Ursula K. Le Guin
As people concerned for Earth, if we do nothing because we think we cannot do enough, we misread, profoundly, the game of life.
— Alistair McIntosh