Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games

Alenda Y. Chang (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$32.40
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date
December 31, 2019
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781517906320
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About the Author

Alenda Y. Chang is associate professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is cofounder of Wireframe, a digital media studio fostering creative pedagogy, research, and design aligned with issues of social and environmental justice.

Reviews

"Alenda Y. Chang's gorgeously penned Playing Nature charts an ecocritical approach to video games and design thinking, exploring much more than simply how the ecological has been imaged in games. Essential for designers, players, and critics, Playing Nature eloquently unveils the stakes of ecologically informed agency within video game worlds to reshape thought about both games themselves and the natural systems in which we are all enmeshed."--Soraya Murray, author of On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space

"Playing Nature is an ambitious project that makes a compelling case for ecocritical game studies. The book reverberates far beyond its main subject, speaking to the environmental humanities, comparative media studies, and the biophysical sciences. Alenda Y. Chang shows how a wide range of analog and digital games immerse players in ecological knowledge while also integrating gaming with other contemporary cultural forms, from speculative novels and documentary films to scientific experiments."--Allison Carruth, UCLA