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Toby Miller on Games

Humphreys, Sal (2006) Toby Miller on Games. M/C Dialogue, -(-).

Abstract

Toby Miller is Professor of English, Sociology, and Women's Studies and Director of the Program in Film & Visual Culture at the University of California, Riverside. His teaching and research cover the media, sport, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy. Toby is the author and editor of over 20 books, and has published essays in more than 30 journals and 50 volumes. His current research covers the success of Hollywood overseas, the links between culture and citizenship, and anti-Americanism. His forthcoming book is Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

This interview was conducted during Toby's recent stint at QUT as a visiting fellow of the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. Toby delivered a lecture on the games industry in which he directed attention both to the production cycle of games hardware and software, and to the historical context of moral panics about new media, where games can be viewed as the latest in a long line of new media to generate anxiety within a culture.

In this interview we canvass the directions that games studies might take, and the issues of production, particularly as they relate to the role of players as producers, and the politics of labour in this new model of networked production.

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ID Code: 5270
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Computer games, labour, production, regulation
ISSN: 1441-2616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 M/C
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 22:40

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