THE MACHINIMA READER

Henry Lowood, Michael Nitsche, Matt Kelland, Katie Salen Tekinbas, Friedrich Kirschner, Lev Manovich, Ali Mazalek, David Cameron, John M. Carroll, Dan Pinchbeck, Ricard Gras, Peter Krapp, Michael Pigott, Jeffrey Bardzell, Erik Champion, Matthew Payne, Danny Kringiel, Robert Terry Jones, Gareth Schott, Bevin Yeatman, Matteo Bittanti



 

The first critical overview of an emerging field, with contributions from both scholars and artist-practitioners.


Over the last decade, machinima―the use of computer game engines to create movies―has emerged as a vibrant area in digital culture. Machinima as a filmmaking tool grew from the bottom up, driven by enthusiasts who taught themselves to deploy technologies from computer games to create animated films quickly and cheaply. The Machinima Reader is the first critical overview of this rapidly developing field. The contributors include both academics and artist-practitioners. They explore machinima from multiple perspectives, ranging from technical aspects of machinima, from real-time production to machinima as a performative and cinematic medium, while paying close attention to the legal, cultural, and pedagogical contexts for machinima. The Machinima Reader extends critical debates originating within the machinima community to a wider audience and provides a foundation for scholarly work from a variety of disciplines. This is the first book to chart the emergence of machinima as a game-based cultural production that spans technologies and media, forming new communities of practice on its way to a history, an aesthetic, and a market.

 

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English

Hardcover

9780262015332

2011

345

 

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Authors: #AliMazalek #BevinYeatman #DannyKringiel #DanPinchbeck #DavidCameron #ErikChampion, #FriedrichKirschner #GarethSchott #HenryLowood #JeffreyBardzell #JohnMCarroll #KatieSalenTekinbas #LevManovich #MatteOBittanti #MatthewPayne #MattKelland #MichaelNitsche #MichaelPigott #PeterKrapp #RicardGras #RobertTerryJones

Publishers: #MITPress (The MIT Press)

Languages: #English

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Year: #Year2011

Genres: #ArtsCrafts (Arts, Crafts and DIY)


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