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Hamlet On The Holodeck

Author : Janet Horowitz Murray
ISBN : 9780684827230
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores effects of digital environments, multimedia interactivity, and computer technology on storytelling and narrative.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hamlet On The Holodeck

Author : Janet H. Murray
ISBN : 9780262533485
Genre : Computers
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An updated edition of the classic book on digital storytelling, with a new introduction and expansive chapter commentaries.
Category: Computers

Tomb Raiders And Space Invaders

Author : Geoff King
ISBN : 9780857717405
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.58 MB
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Videogames now rival Hollywood cinema in popularity and profits and there are huge followings for titles such as Tomb Raider or The Sims. Exactly what games offer, however, as a distinct form of entertainment, has received scant attention. This book is a valuable contribution to this new field. Its main focus is on key formal aspects of games and the experiences and pleasures offered by the activities they require of the player. A wide range of games are considered, from first-person shooters to third-person action-adventures, strategy, sports-related and role-playing games. Issues examined in detail include the characteristics of gameplay and its relationship with narrative, genre, virtual landscapes, realism, spectacle and sensation. Lively and accessible in style, this book is written for both an academic readership and the wider audience of gamers and those interested in popular culture. 'This book will leave you convinced that video games are as much about immersion in strange, often beautiful worlds as about problem-solving, and as much about stimulating the imagination as about the adrenaline rush of competition.' - Marie-Laure Ryan
Category: Social Science

The New Digital Storytelling

Author : Bryan Alexander
ISBN : 9780313387494
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book surveys the many ways of telling stories with digital technology, including blogging, gaming, social media, podcasts, and Web video. * Provides a bibliography listing sources consulted * Contains an index of key words and concepts from the text
Category: Business & Economics

Shakespeare Studies

Author : Susan Zimmerman
ISBN : 9780838642702
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 66.89 MB
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SHAKESPEARE STUDIES is an international volume published every year in hard cover that contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres. Although the journal maintains a focus on the theatrical milieu of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, it is also concerned with Britain's intellectual and cultural connections to the continent, its socio-political history, and its place in the emerging globalism of the period. In addition to articles, the journal includes substantial reviews of significant publications dealing with these issues, as well as theoretical studies relevant to scholars of early modern literature. Volume XXXVIII features another in the journal's ongoing series of Forums on an issue of importance to Renaissance studies. Organised and introduced by Greg Colon Semenza, this Forum, 'After Shakespeare and Film', includes the interdisciplinary perspectives of nine contributors on the positioning of Shakespeare studies in digital and other contemporary technologies. The volume also features an article on representing 'blackness' in Shakespearean productions from 1821 to 1844, and another on the influence of 19th-century melodrama on the Shakespeare critical tradition, as well as a review article on 'Shakespeare and the Gothic Strain'. Reviews in this issue address such disparate topics as Shakespeare and the problem of adaptation, Renaissance culture and the rise of the machine, and locating privacy in Tudor England.
Category: Literary Criticism

First Person

Author : Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-Fruin
ISBN : 0262232324
Genre : Games & Activities
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The relationship between story and game, and related questions of electronic writing and play, examined through a series of discussions among new media creators and theorists.
Category: Games & Activities

Hamlet Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X004585568
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Television Style

Author : Jeremy G. Butler
ISBN : 9781135890698
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 26.45 MB
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Style matters. Television relies on style—setting, lighting, videography, editing, and so on—to set moods, hail viewers, construct meanings, build narratives, sell products, and shape information. Yet, to date, style has been the most understudied aspect of the medium. In this book, Jeremy G. Butler examines the meanings behind television’s stylstic conventions. Television Style dissects how style signifies and what significance it has had in specific television contexts. Using hundreds of frame captures from television programs, Television Style dares to look closely at television. Miami Vice, ER, soap operas, sitcoms, and commercials, among other prototypical television texts, are deconstructed in an attempt to understand how style functions in television. Television Style also assays the state of style during an era of media convergence and the ostensible demise of network television. This book is a much needed introduction to television style, and essential reading at a moment when the medium is undergoing radical transformation, perhaps even a stylistic renaissance. Discover additional examples and resources on the companion website: www.tvstylebook.com.
Category: Performing Arts

Fandom

Author : Jonathan Gray
ISBN : 9780814732380
Genre : Social Science
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We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.
Category: Social Science

Our Biometric Future

Author : Kelly Gates
ISBN : 9780814732090
Genre : Computers
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Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to “see” the human face—to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another—commonly known as Facial Recognition Technology. While computer scientists are developing FRT in order to design more intelligent and interactive machines, businesses and states agencies view the technology as uniquely suited for “smart” surveillance—systems that automate the labor of monitoring in order to increase their efficacy and spread their reach. Tracking this technological pursuit, Our Biometric Future identifies FRT as a prime example of the failed technocratic approach to governance, where new technologies are pursued as shortsighted solutions to complex social problems. Culling news stories, press releases, policy statements, PR kits and other materials, Kelly Gates provides evidence that, instead of providing more security for more people, the pursuit of FRT is being driven by the priorities of corporations, law enforcement and state security agencies, all convinced of the technology’s necessity and unhindered by its complicated and potentially destructive social consequences. By focusing on the politics of developing and deploying these technologies, Our Biometric Future argues not for the inevitability of a particular technological future, but for its profound contingency and contestability.
Category: Computers