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James Ash - The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Technology, Power - 9781623564599 - V9781623564599
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The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Technology, Power

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Description for The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Technology, Power Hardcover. Num Pages: 184 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HPCF3; JFD; PDR; UBJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 238 x 161 x 17. Weight in Grams: 400.
In The Interface Envelope, James Ash develops a series of concepts to understand how digital interfaces work to shape the spatial and temporal perception of players. Drawing upon examples from videogame design and work from post-phenomenology, speculative realism, new materialism and media theory, Ash argues that interfaces create envelopes, or localised foldings of space time, around which bodily and perceptual capacities are organised for the explicit production of economic profit. Modifying and developing Bernard Stiegler’s account of psychopower and Warren Neidich’s account of neuropower, Ash argues the aim of interface designers and publishers is the production of envelope power. ... Read more

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About James Ash
James Ash is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, UK. He has a background in human geography and completed his PhD at the University of Bristol on practices of video game design and testing. James has published a number of articles on technology and video games in a range of international journals.

Reviews for The Interface Envelope: Gaming, Technology, Power
This book offers a wealth of in-depth analysis, which delivers on the promise of taking games seriously. The broad and solid theory building that the book offers is sorely needed. ... [It] pushes our discussion and thought in a different and important direction.
Information, Communication & Society
The book’s readability is assisted by the format of eight relatively ... Read more

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