Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

In this book, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. It features the most recent insights in play and game studies, media research, and identity studies.

Publication date: 20 Jan 2015

ISBN-10: 9089646396

ISBN-13: 9789089646392

Paperback: 367 pages

Views: 1,784

Type: Book

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

Post time: 09 Dec 2016 12:00:00

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures In this book, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. It features the most recent insights in play and game studies, media research, and identity studies.
Tag(s): Game Development and Multimedia
Publication date: 20 Jan 2015
ISBN-10: 9089646396
ISBN-13: 9789089646392
Paperback: 367 pages
Views: 1,784
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Post time: 09 Dec 2016 12:00:00
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In this edited volume, eighteen scholars examine the increasing role of digital media technologies in identity construction through play. Going beyond computer games, this interdisciplinary collection argues that present-day play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for capturing postmodern human identities, but are in fact the means by which people create their identity. From discussions of World of Warcraft and Foursquare to digital cartographies, the combined essays form a groundbreaking volume that features the most recent insights in play and game studies, media research, and identity studies.




About The Editor(s)


Michiel de Lange (1976) is an Assistant Professor in New Media Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University; co-founder of The Mobile City, a platform for the study of new media and urbanism; advisor e-culture at Mediafonds; and works as a researcher in the field of (mobile) media, urban culture, identity and play. Since April 1 2015, he is a researcher in the NWO Creative Industries funded project "The Hackable City", about the ways digital media shape the future of city making.

Michiel de Lange

Michiel de Lange (1976) is an Assistant Professor in New Media Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University; co-founder of The Mobile City, a platform for the study of new media and urbanism; advisor e-culture at Mediafonds; and works as a researcher in the field of (mobile) media, urban culture, identity and play. Since April 1 2015, he is a researcher in the NWO Creative Industries funded project "The Hackable City", about the ways digital media shape the future of city making.


Prof.dr. Jos de Mul (1956) is professor in Philosophical Anthropology and its History and head of the section Philosophy of Man and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Moreover, he is the Scientific Director of the research institute "Philosophy of Information and Communication Technology" (φICT). De Mul’s research focuses on the (partly overlapping) domains of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of art and culture, and the philosophy of information and communication technologies. 

Jos de Mul

Prof.dr. Jos de Mul (1956) is professor in Philosophical Anthropology and its History and head of the section Philosophy of Man and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Moreover, he is the Scientific Director of the research institute "Philosophy of Information and Communication Technology" (φICT). De Mul’s research focuses on the (partly overlapping) domains of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of art and culture, and the philosophy of information and communication technologies. 


Valerie Frissen (1960) is Endowed Professor of the endowed chair for "ICT and social change" at the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also managing director of the SIDN Fund, member of the supervisory board of NPO and the Dutch Creative Council and member of the advisory board of HIVOS.

Valerie Frissen

Valerie Frissen (1960) is Endowed Professor of the endowed chair for "ICT and social change" at the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also managing director of the SIDN Fund, member of the supervisory board of NPO and the Dutch Creative Council and member of the advisory board of HIVOS.


Sybille Lammes in an Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Social Sciences, at the University of Warwick. In recent years her main research interests have been related to new media, digital culture and play. Her research programme in computer games examines how games can function as cultural spaces for new spatial and postcolonial practices. 

Sybille Lammes

Sybille Lammes in an Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Social Sciences, at the University of Warwick. In recent years her main research interests have been related to new media, digital culture and play. Her research programme in computer games examines how games can function as cultural spaces for new spatial and postcolonial practices. 


Prof. dr. Joost Raessens holds the chair of Media Theory at Utrecht University. His research concerns the "ludification of culture," focusing in particular on persuasive, serious, or applied gaming (in relation to global issues such as climate change, refugees), on the playful construction of identities, and on the notion of play as a conceptual framework for the analysis of media use.

Joost Raessens

Prof. dr. Joost Raessens holds the chair of Media Theory at Utrecht University. His research concerns the "ludification of culture," focusing in particular on persuasive, serious, or applied gaming (in relation to global issues such as climate change, refugees), on the playful construction of identities, and on the notion of play as a conceptual framework for the analysis of media use.


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