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Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life

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posted on 11.03.2019 by Colin Milburn
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.

Funding

University of California, Davis as part of the TOME initiative

History

Publication date

2018

ISBN (Print - Cloth)

978-1-4780-0134-8

ISBN (Print - Paper)

978-1-4780-0292-5

ISBN (Ebook For Sale)

978-1-4780-0278-9

Imprint Name

Experimental Futures

Publisher Name

Duke University Press

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