Recursive space: play and creating space

Wood, Aylish (2012) Recursive space: play and creating space. Games and Culture, 7 (1). pp. 87-105. ISSN 1555-4120. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Space is reconfigured through the participations of both gamers and the game, where game is understood as the programming and hardware of a game technology. Extending our understandings of the contributions of both gamer and game, the outcome of play emerges as the agencies of each are co-constituted. This space is recursive, based on feedback between the state of the game (relations between the objects) and the state of the gamer, which includes their knowledge, skill, mood and attention. The idea of recursive space is developed in two ways. First, as another means of describing a gamer's engagement with space, one that gives a greater account of the participation of technology. Secondly, it gives us a way of thinking about play as a process of creating space.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: space; interaction; recursive space; action; game mechanics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2994 Film Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Aylish Wood
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2012 16:02
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 08:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31399 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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