God in the Machine: Video Games as Spiritual Pursuit

Liel Leibovitz (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Templeton Press
Publish Date
May 26, 2015
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781599474816
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About the Author

Liel Leibovitz is a visiting assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt focusing primarily on video game and interactive media research and theory. Having received his PhD from Columbia University in 2007, Leibovitz continues to study the ontology of electronic game play, exploring such diverse issues as human-machine interaction, gaming and the con-struction of player subjectivity, and representations of death and violence in video games. He is a member of the advisory board of the New York chapter of the Digital Games Research Association, a founding member of the NYU Faculty Council on Games, and a member of the academic advisory board of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is also the author or co-author of several books, including, most recently, The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, co-written with Todd Gitlin, as well as contributor to newspapers and magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, Dissent, and Tablet.

Reviews

"Many dismiss video games as a worthless pursuit, and some even go so far as to consider them a harmful and addictive activity that sets individuals towards violence. Liel Leibovitz defies those assumptions while explaining gaming's allure and place in the world... . this work is a thoughtful, well-written, and concise scholarly analysis of a popular pastime. As such, it is a recommended resource for college and university libraries." --Sarah E. Keil, Trevecca Nazarene University, The Christian Librarian