I’m doing this essay for a book on art and theory for the excellent people at ArtEZ in the Netherlands, and it is a stimulating item. The contribution has been making me spend some time thinking about the relationship between theory and practice and about the ways in which people in my game talk about the relationship between theory and practice. To boil that essay down: the way that people talk about theory and practice in Art & Design (or commonly theory versus practice) is redundant. You heard it here first, maybe. To borrow (again) a linguistic tactic from one of my intellectual heroes, Richard Rorty: it might be said that the question of what is the essential difference between theory and practice is…