Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities

Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities

by Nate Garrelts (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780786479740
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nate Garrelts is a professor of English at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Minecraft Matters Nate Garrelts 1

The Videogame Commons Remakes the Transnational Studio Dennis Redmond 7

Players, Modders and Hackers Peter Christiansen 23

Teaching Tools: Progressive Pedagogy and the History of Construction Play Colin Fanning Rebecca Mir 38

Mining Constructivism in the University: The Case of Creative Mode Jeffrey E. Brand Penny de Byl Scott J. Knight James Hooper 57

The Craft of Data Mining: Minecraft and the Constraints of Play Alexandra Jean Tremblay Jeremy Colangelo Joseph Alexander Brown 76

Just Steve: Conventions of Gender on the Virtual Frontier Iris Rochelle Bull 88

(Queer) Algorithmic Ecology: The Great Opening Up of Nature to All Mobs Amanda Phillips 106

Look What Just Happened: Communicating Play in Online Communities Michael Thomét 121

A Craft to Call Mine: Creative Appropriation of Minecraft in YouTube Animations Jandy Gu 132

"Someone off the YouTubez": The Yogscast as Fan Producers Esther MacCallum-Stewart 148

Videogames in the White Cube Michael St. Clair 160

Fine Arts, Culture and Creativity in Minecraft James Morgan R. Yagiz Mungan 175

Building a Case for the Authenticity vs. Validity Model of Videogame Design Adam L. Brackin 191

Where Game, Play and Art Collide Rémi Cayatte 203

About the Contributors 215

Index 219

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