'Incremental speed increases excitement': Bodies, space, movement and televisual change

Giddings, S. and Kennedy, H. W. (2010) 'Incremental speed increases excitement': Bodies, space, movement and televisual change. Television and New Media, 11 (3). pp. 163-179. ISSN 1527-4764


Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1527476409357592


The authors argue that both Pong in the mid 1970s and the Wii today have transformed the television set in dramatic ways that have captured the popular imagination. Through a series of case studies the authors pay close attention to the continuities and ‘incremental’ changes in everyday televisual culture. Informed by phenomenological approaches, they present a comparison between Breakout and Wii Sports to suggest that the short history of videogame “plesiovision” should be rethought. The Wii’s genuine novelties are worthy of analysis in their own right, but also highlight the significance of kinaesthesia in popular technoculture, suggest ways of theorising and studying proprioceptive bodies (both human and nonhuman), across videogame culture and televisual history.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital games, technoculture, television history, phenomenology, Nintendo Wii, gesture, embodiment
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:8362
Deposited By: Dr S. Giddings
Deposited On:13 Jul 2010 13:18
Last Modified:13 Aug 2013 12:44

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