I’ve been trying to come up with a topic for my master’s thesis for some time now. In March, I have to have some idea what I’m going to research. I suggested something related to play (or gaming), and was given thumbs up by the professors in charge of tutoring us. Now I have to discover what I am going study in my thesis; it seems that all the ideas I had have been examined by someone before me.
I found some interesting master’s theses that had studied what I had been thinking: comparison of computer-games and classic theories of play, hermeneutic theory of play and play in culture. Since these theses have already been written, I have to come with something different. I’m glad that I have a month to think about it, for currently I have no clue what it could be. I could look at the same topics, but then I’d have to come up with something new and interesting, a new perspective at least. Another option would be to come up with something completely different, but I think that would be even more difficult.