Video Games

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PublisherMeson Press2015
The early days when digital games were new, harmless and niche are long gone. Today’s games can simulate battlefields, predict disaster, and crash markets. We are faced with a diversity of play and the ubiquity of games, making them not only a popular medium, but the leading medium of contemporary society. Based on the keynote lectures held at DiGRA2015, Diversity of Play provides a critical view on the current state of digital games from theoretical, artistic, and practical perspectives. With an interview with Karen Palmer and essays by Astrid Ensslin, Mathias Fuchs, Tanya Krzywinska, and Markus Rautzenberg, Diversity of Play explores the uncanny in games, ...
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PublisherArcangel Surfware2015
HP Pen PLotter Hello World Cory Arcangel, 2009 http://www.coryarcangel.com Requirements: Perl, HPGL plotter and pens. A Perl file which generates a Hewlet Packard Graphics Language file consisting of lines drawn between 0 & 100 random points. Originally programmed as a “Hello World” file in order to test my HP7476A pen plotter. “Grip it and Rip it” − John Daily
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PublisherMeson Press2014
Gamification marks a major change to everyday life. It describes the permeation of economic, political, and social contexts by game-elements such as awards, rule structures, and interfaces that are inspired by video games. Sometimes the term is reduced to the implementation of points, badges, and leaderboards as incentives and motivations to be productive. Sometimes it is envisioned as a universal remedy to deeply transform society toward more humane and playful ends. Despite its use by corporations to manage brand communities and personnel, however, gamification is more than just a marketing buzzword. States are beginning to use it as a new ...
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PublisherArcangel Surfware2015
Space Invader Cory Arcangel, 2004 http://www.coryarcangel.com Credz: Code by Alex Galloway of the Radical Software Group Requirements: Atari 2600, Space Invader cartridge, CRT television, 4K EEPROM, 2600 2K/4 K PCB (Assembled w/Socket). A mod of Atari game Space Invaders where all the invaders − except one − have been deleted. “Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me” − Paris Hilton

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