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Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life (Experimental Futures)

Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life (Experimental Futures)

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Publication Date: December 14th, 2018
Publisher:
Duke University Press
ISBN:
9781478002925
Pages:
312
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Description

In Respawn Colin Milburn examines the connections between video games, hacking, and science fiction that galvanize technological activism and technological communities. Discussing a wide range of games, from Portal and Final Fantasy VII to Super Mario Sunshine and Shadow of the Colossus, Milburn illustrates how they impact the lives of gamers and non-gamers alike. They also serve as resources for critique, resistance, and insurgency, offering a space for players and hacktivist groups such as Anonymous to challenge obstinate systems and experiment with alternative futures. Providing an essential walkthrough guide to our digital culture and its high-tech controversies, Milburn shows how games and playable media spawn new modes of engagement in a computerized world.

About the Author

Colin Milburn is Gary Snyder Chair in Science and the Humanities and Professor of English, Science and Technology Studies, and Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter and Nanovision: Engineering the Future, both also published by Duke University Press.