Nov 29, 2020  
2014-15 Catalog 
    
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EMDA 410 - Cultures of Video Gaming: The Serious Business of Play


4 credits
Takes for granted the aesthetic and commercial significance of video and computer games. Explores their popularity, but more importantly, their potential for aesthetic expression, cultural meaning, and collective action. In the course of our investigations, we will run the gamut from individual neurology to widespread social and economic networks, from the history of games to efforts to “gamify” everyday activities to enhance people’s productivity and satisfaction, from the importance of play in our evolutionary history to theories about what makes for good game play in your favorite games. Prerequisite(s): EMDA 320  or EMDA 321  .



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