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The development of 'art house' gaming with particular emphasis on the impact of 'Dear Esther' (Annotated) Untitled. This curation has been shared with the gaming field. Please consider as a research resource and comment on its usefulness on Twitter on the link below. Art game. Playing Video Games (Annotated) We Want to Know Why You Play Games - Xbox Wire (Annotated) Why Do You Play Video Games? Why do people enjoy playing video games? How is it fun and enjoyable? - Quora. Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze (Annotated) A Thousand Plateaus. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (French: Mille plateaux) is a 1980 book by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari.

A Thousand Plateaus

It is the second volume of Capitalism and Schizophrenia, and the successor to Anti-Oedipus (1972). Relationship to Anti-Oedipus[edit] Deleuze critic Eugene Holland suggests that A Thousand Plateaus complicates the slogans and oppositions developed in its predecessor. Where Anti-Oedipus created binaries such as molar/molecular, paranoid/schizophrenic, and deterritorialization/reterritorialization, A Thousand Plateaus shows how such distinctions are operations on the surface of a deeper field with more complicated and multidimensional dynamics. In doing so, it also moves away from human history toward topics such as biology and geology.[2] Style[edit] Influence[edit] Criticism[edit] Physicists Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont claim that A Thousand Plateaus contains many passages that use pseudo-scientific language.[10] See also[edit] The Deleuze and Guattari Dictionary by Eugene B. Young. Post-Structuralism in Video Games. Bernard Tschumi’s Architecture and Disjunction is a collection of his essays on post-structuralism.

Post-Structuralism in Video Games

Overall, they engage with the idea of applying Derrida’s theories about how people interact with meaning in art to architecture and space. If you need a basic rundown on some ways that architecture and video games relate to one another, you can check out my column on the subject. This is a bit more complicated and explores how interaction creates or destroys meaning in a virtual space. I’ve done my best to make this accessible to someone with no background (or interest) in these fields, but it only works for so long. The first thing that you need to know is that anytime you see the word “post” next to a term for an artistic movement, it means that they’re talking about the artistic reaction to that movement. Tschumi argues that it doesn’t matter what you try to force a space into being, people will define that space themselves in connection to other parts.

L.B. The Gift (book) - Wikipedia (Annotated) Mauss's essay focuses on the way that the exchange of objects between groups builds relationships between humans.

The Gift (book) - Wikipedia (Annotated)

The Gift has been very influential in anthropology, where there is a large field of study devoted to reciprocity and exchange. It has also influenced philosophers, artists, and political activists, including Georges Bataille, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, and more recently the work of David Graeber and the British theologian John Milbank. Homo ludens johan huizinga routledge 1949. Homo Ludens - Wikipedia (Annotated) Homo Ludens is a book written in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga.[1] It discusses the importance of the play element of culture and society.

Homo Ludens - Wikipedia (Annotated)

Huizinga suggests that play is primary to and a necessary (though not sufficient) condition of the generation of culture. The Latin word Ludens is derived from ludus. Ludus has no synonym in English, as it simultaneously refers to sport, play, school, and practice.[2] Reception[edit] Foreword controversy[edit] The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes. Bicameralism (psychology) - Wikipedia. Bicameralism (the philosophy of "two-chamberedness") is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human mind once assumed a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be "speaking", and a second part which listens and obeys—a bicameral mind.

Bicameralism (psychology) - Wikipedia

The term was coined by Julian Jaynes, who presented the idea in his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, wherein he made the case that a bicameral mentality was the normal and ubiquitous state of the human mind as recently as 3000 years ago. The hypothesis is generally not accepted by mainstream psychologists. The Person: A New Introduction to Personality Psychology by Dan P. McAdams. Dan P. McAdams - Wikipedia (Annotated) Dan P.

Dan P. McAdams - Wikipedia (Annotated)

McAdams (born February 7, 1954) is a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University.[2] He was raised in Gary, Indiana, where he attended nearby Valparaiso University. In 1979 he was awarded a Ph.D. from the Harvard Department of Social Relations.[3] Galloway ar gaming essays on algorithmic culture (See Note) Galloway Gaming Essays. Game studies. Game studies or gaming theory is a discipline that deals with the critical study of games.

Game studies

More specifically, it focuses on game design, players, and their role in society and culture. Game studies is an inter-disciplinary field with researchers and academics from a multitude of other areas such as computer science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, arts and literature, media studies, communication, theology, and more.

Like other media disciplines, such as television studies and film studies, game studies often involves textual analysis and audience theory. Game studies tends to employ more diverse methodologies than these other branches, drawing from both social science and humanities approaches. History[edit] Prior to the late-twentieth century, the academic study of games was rare and limited to fields such as history and anthropology. Game Studies 0101: Ryan: Beyond Myth and Metaphor: The Case of Narrative in Digital Media. -The Case of Narrative in Digital Media by Marie-Laure Ryan If we compare the field of digital textuality to other areas of study in the humanities, its most striking feature is the precedence of theory over the object of study.

Game Studies 0101: Ryan: Beyond Myth and Metaphor: The Case of Narrative in Digital Media

Most of us read novels and see movies before we consult literary criticism and cinema studies, but it seems safe to assume that a vast majority of people read George Landow before they read any work of hypertext fiction. Videogames por uma poética da interatividade, Entrevista com Marie-Laure Ryan – Por Júlia Pessôa (¹) No atual contexto das investigações acadêmicas dos jogos eletrônicos, a pesquisadora suíça Marie-Laure Ryan, radicada nos Estados Unidos, é um dos principais expoentes.

Videogames por uma poética da interatividade, Entrevista com Marie-Laure Ryan – Por Júlia Pessôa (¹)

Professora residente da Universidade do Colorado (EUA) e advinda dos estudos literários, Ryan trouxe uma nova perspectiva para os estudos dos videogames, propondo analisá-los em seu potencial narrativo. Com dezenas de artigos e três livros publicados sob esta ênfase, a maior contribuição da autora foi a discussão dos aspectos narrativos dos games fora do debate Narratologistas versus Ludologistas. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now - Kindle. The Language of New Media - Kindle. Understanding Digital Culture - Kindle. "This is an outstanding book.

Understanding Digital Culture - Kindle

It is one of only a few scholarly texts that successfully combine a nuanced theoretical understanding of the digital age with empirical case studies of contemporary media culture. The scope is impressive, ranging from questions of digital inequality to emergent forms of cyberpolitics. " - Nick Gane, York University "Well written, very up-to-date with a good balance of examples and theory. It's good to have all the major issues covered in one book. " - Peter Millard, Portsmouth University. Literature in the Digital Age: A Critical I... - Kindle. Curation Nation: How to Win in a World Wher... - Kindle. Business Leaders Are Buzzing About Curation Nation “An indispensible guide to the brave new media world.” —Arianna Huffington, editor in chief, the Huffington Post “Gives me hope for the future of the Information Age. Rosenbaum argues for the growing importance of people—creative, smart, hip—who can spot trends, find patterns, and make meaning out of the flood of data that threatens to overwhelm us.”

—Daniel H. Avatars Of Story (Electronic Mediations) - Kindle. Since its inception, narratology has developed primarily as an investigation of literary narrative fiction. Linguists, folklorists, psychologists, and sociologists have expanded the inquiry toward oral storytelling, but narratology remains primarily concerned with language-supported stories. In Avatars of Story, Marie-Laure Ryan moves beyond literary works to examine other media, especially electronic narrative forms. By grappling with semiotic media other than language and technology other than print, she reveals how story, a form of meaning that transcends cultures and media, achieves diversity by presenting itself under multiple avatars.

Ryan begins by considering, among other texts, a 1989 Cubs-Giants baseball broadcast, the reality television show Survivor, and the film The Truman Show. Playing Video Games: Motives, Responses, and Consequences (Lea's Communication Series) by Peter Vorderer. Psychology of Entertainment (LEA's Communication Series) by Peter Vorderer. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell. Replay: The History of Video Games (English... - Kindle. Doom: Scarydarkfast by Daniel Pinchbeck. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Annotated) Armada by Ernest Cline. Reamde (English Edition) - Kindle. Snow Crash - Kindle.

Neuromancer (The Neuromancer Trilogy) (Engl... - Kindle. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly. The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment by Martin Ford. The Industries of the Future by Alec J. Ross. Unique copy of first full-length audio book found in Canada. A unique copy of the first full-length audio book ever made, a set of four LPs recorded in 1935 with the full text of Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon, has been rediscovered in Canada. The hunt continues for surviving copies of more of the earliest titles, including The Gospel According to St John, and Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Selecting the books caused controversy at the time, with many blind readers complaining of censorship, and that books judged good for them were being selected instead of the kind of books sighted people were reading.

Many titles were rejected for passages of sex, violence or profanity, or judged obscene – including classics like Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The Royal National Institute of Blind People, which now has a library of 25,000 titles available as digital downloads rather than the heavy fragile shellac records of the 1930s, began creating audio books in 1935.

World’s first audiobook tells its tale again. The World's First 'Literary' Audiobook Was Just Discovered, And It's Way Older Than You Think It Is. Some of my earliest memories involve listening to Disney Read-Alongs, with their signature slogan: "When you hear this sound — turn the page! " I've just learned that an audiobook from 1935 has been discovered in Canada, and now my whole concept of books-on-tape history has been thrown for a loop. The book in question is Joseph Conrad's novella, Typhoon. Mike Dececco, a Canadian collector of vinyl records, knew the 4-LP set was a find, given its age, but he did not understand the significance of the 1935 audiobook until he read The Untold Story of the Talking Book: a microhistory by Queen Mary University of London professor Matthew Rubery. Audiobooks have been around since the 1930s, when the U.K.' PLAY! A Video Game Symphony.

Standard Set Listings 01) PLAY! A Video Game Symphony :: Fanfare :: Nobuo Uematsu 02) Final Fantasy VIII :: Liberi Fatali :: Nobuo Uematsu, Shiro Hamaguchi 03) Super Mario Bros. :: Suite :: Koji Kondo 04) Shenmue :: Sedge Tree :: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Hayato Matsuo 05) Battlefield 1942 & Battlefield 2 :: Suite :: Joel Eriksson, David Tallroth, Fredrik Englund, Jonas Östholm, Bence Pajor 06) Final Fantasy VII :: Aerith's Theme :: Nobuo Uematsu, Shiro Hamaguchi 07) Sonic the Hedgehog :: Suite :: Masato Nakamura, Yuzo Koshiro 08) Metal Gear Solid :: Main Theme :: Tappi Iwase, Kazuki Muraoka 09) Kingdom Hearts :: Suite :: Yoko Shimomura, Utada Hikaru Intermission Encore 17) Final Fantasy VII :: One Winged Angel :: Nobuo Uematsu, Shiro Hamaguchi (May Play Twice)

Dear Esther is being turned into a live musical performance - Kill Screen. Fans of The Chinese Room will want to keep a slot open in their diaries. A live performance of Dear Esther in London! » Dear Esther. Dear Esther Composer Jessica Curry Hosting a New Weekly Gaming Music Show on Classic FM. Jessica Curry, founder and composer for The Chinese Room, will be hosting a new programme on major UK radio station Classic FM dedicated to video game music. Curry, who has written the (excellent) music for games like Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, will be presenting various symphonic pieces of games music starting Sunday, April 22. The first series is set to run for six weeks. Classic FM is a channel that dominates your grandparents’ house and every Christmas morning, so might be the last place you’d expect to be hosting a gaming show. The first branching path gamebook c1945 "Treasure Hunt: a maze in volume form" by Alan George @GianFaye #cyoa. Gamebook - Wikipedia.

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