My real name is Ari-Pekka Lappi. I am co-founder of Flowa Oy, a purpose-driven Finnish IT consultancy with a mission to lead the software industry onto better things.  I’m also hobbyist game researcher and a philosopher (MA in Theoretical Philosophy from the University of Helsinki.)

Initially this was a blog for my personal opinions and ideas relating to software industry and philosophies beyond the curtain. Currently its also about games and philosophy.

I’m going to write about:

  • Philosophy, especially philosophy of games.
  • Agile and lean software development practices and philosophy beyond it.
  • Programming languages. My goal is to learn at least one new language per year. 
  • Platform and frameworks. I’m working with Microsoft technologies so I probably write mostly on .net platforms and frameworks.
  • Trends and big changes in IT-industry.




Playing Thus Spoke Zarahustra – Being a Rope between Animal and Overman. In Petterson Juhana (ed.), 2012, States of Play. Pp. 70-76.


Playing as a Form of Nihilism. In Henriksen T. et. al (eds.) Think Larp – Academic Writings from KP2011. Pp. 216-235.


Contra-moral of Play – From Ethics of Game Toward Ethics of Playing(Link) In Larson E.  (ed.) Playing Reality. Pp. 193-203.


Playing Beyond Facts: Immersion as a Transformation of Everydayness. In Jesper Donnis, Morten Gade & Line Thorup (eds.) Lifelike.
“Roolipeliryhmä ja ryhmäytyminen”. In Teemu Rantanen (ed.) Larpinjärjestäjän käsikirja.


The Character Interpretation – The Process before the Immersion and the Game. In Markus Montola & Jaakko Stenros (eds.) Beyond Role and Play.

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