Gamer Theory

Gamer Theory

by McKenzie Wark
     
 

Ever get the feeling that life's a game with changing rules and no clear sides? Welcome to gamespace, the world in which we live. Where others argue obsessively over violence in games, Wark contends that digital computer games are our society's emergent cultural form, a utopian version of the world as it is. Gamer Theory uncovers the significance of games inSee more details below

Overview

Ever get the feeling that life's a game with changing rules and no clear sides? Welcome to gamespace, the world in which we live. Where others argue obsessively over violence in games, Wark contends that digital computer games are our society's emergent cultural form, a utopian version of the world as it is. Gamer Theory uncovers the significance of games in the gap between the near-perfection of actual games and the imperfect gamespace of everyday life in the rat race of free-market society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674025196
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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