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Wanderer beyond game worlds

Turner, Jane, Browning, David , & Bidwell, Nicola (2009) Wanderer beyond game worlds. Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 16(2-3 - Special Issue).

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Abstract

We discuss issues and opportunities for designing experiences with 3D simulations of nature where the landscape and the interactant engage in an equitable dialogue. We consider the way digital representations of the world and design habits tend to detach from corporeal dimensions in experiencing the natural world and perpetuate motifs in games that reflect taming, territorializing or defending ourselves from nature. We reflect on the Digital Songlines project, which translates the schema of indigenous people to construct a natural environment, and the inherent difficulty in cross-culturally representing inter-connectedness. This leads us to discuss insights into the use of natural features by western people in cultural transmission and in their experiences in natural places. We propose McCarthy and Wright's dialogical approach may reconcile conceptions of place and self in design and conclude by considering experiments in which designers digitally reconstruct their own corporeal experience in natural physical landscape.

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ID Code: 31974
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed via the journal's website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Computer Games, Representation, Spatial Practices, Dialogic, Indexicality
ISSN: 1071-4391
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2010 08:43
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:11

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