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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. (doi:10.1177/1555412012440310) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:31399)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1555412012440310
Uncontrolled keywords: space; interaction; recursive space; action; game mechanics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Aylish Wood
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2012 16:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:09 UTC
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