Notes for a generalized esthetic for modern science to free it from the system of moral and pragmatic goals it has cultivated since the Renaissance. The object of the game is spontaneity. This freedom will allow the various branches of science to establish contact with other studies, as was often true in the past: music and mathematics, physics and philosophy, chemistry and the spirit of alchemy. The system of play conforms to the rules of an Equilibrium System and, in an appendix, the author presents a brief description of the game, its structure, rules, primary postulates, and a list of simple games (Write a computer program for a series of abstract paintings) and complex games (Design a computer with an unconscious mind).
Cowan, T. A., The Game of Science. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1965. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3182.html. Also available in print form.
Cowan, T. A., The Game of Science, RAND Corporation, P-3182, 1965. As of November 30, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3182.html