BEYOND THE SEA: NAVIGATING BIOSHOCK

Felan Parker, Jessica Aldred, Daniel Ante-Contreras, Luke Arnott, Betsy Brey, Patrick Brown, Michael Fuchs, Jamie Henthorn, Brendan Keogh, Cameron Kunzelman, Cody Mejeur, Matthew Thomas Payne, Gareth Schott, Karen Schrier, Sarah Stang, Sarah Thorne, John Vanderhoef, Matthew Wysocki, Jordan R. Youngblood, Sarah Zaidan



 

The Bioshock series looms large in the industry and culture of video games for its ambitious incorporation of high-minded philosophical questions and retro-futuristic aesthetics into the ultraviolent first-person shooter genre. Beyond the Sea marks ten years since the release of the original game with an interdisciplinary collection of essays on Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite. Simultaneously lauded as landmarks in the artistic growth of the medium and criticized for their compromised vision and politics, the Bioshock games have been the subject of significant scholarly and critical discussion. Moving past well-trodden debates, Beyond the Sea broadens the conversation by putting video games in dialogue with a diverse range of other disciplines and cultural forms, from parenting psychology to post-humanism, from Thomas Pynchon to German expressionist cinema. Offering bold new perspectives on a canonical series, Beyond the Sea is a timely contribution to our understanding of the aesthetics, the industry, and the culture of video games.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9780773554986

2018

464

English

Hardcover

9780773554979

2018

464

English

eBook

N/A

2018

464

 

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Authors: #BetsyBrey #BrendanKeogh #CameronKunzelman #CodyMejeur #DanielAnteContreras #FelanParker #GarethSchott #JamieHenthorn #JessicaAldred #JohnVanderhoef #JordanRYoungblood #KarenSchrier #LukeArnott #MatthewThomasPayne #MatthewWysocki #MichaelFuchs #PatrickBrown #SarahStang #SarahThorne #SarahZaidan

Publishers: #McGillQueensUniversityPress (McGill-Queen's University Press)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #Hardcover #eBook

Accessibility: #TextToSpeech #ScreenReader #EnhancedTypesetting

Year: #Year2018

Genres: #Essays #GameStudies


Companies:

#2KGames (2K Games, 2K Marin)

#IrrationalGames (Irrational Games)


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Games:

#Bioshock (Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite)


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