Mini-games, monsters and Mr Happy: A video essay on virtual and actual play

Giddings, S. (2011) Mini-games, monsters and Mr Happy: A video essay on virtual and actual play. AudioVisual Thinking: A Journal of Academic Videos, 3. ISSN 1904-8939

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Abstract

This video essay is a microethological study of the transduction of a virtual world (the PC game Age of Mythologies) into the actual world play of children with toys and water. The video is constructed from an audio recording and a sequence of still photographs of the play event. It traces the shaping of actual play by simulated worlds and their conventions, fictions and virtual physics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:virtual play, play
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Creative Industries
ID Code:16108
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 10:24
Last Modified:23 Aug 2013 18:47

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