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Avatar, Assembled : The Social and Technical Anatomy of Digital Bodies (New) (Hardcover)
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Avatar, Assembled is a curated volume that unpacks videogame and virtual world avatars—not as a monolithic phenomenon (as they are usually framed) but as sociotechnical assemblages, pieced together from social (human-like) features like voice and gesture to technical (machine-like) features like graphics and glitches. Each chapter accounts for the empirical, theoretical, technical, and popular understandings of these avatar "components"—60 in total—altogether offering a nuanced explication of avatars-as-assemblages as they matter in contemporary society and in individual experience. The volume is a "crossover" piece in that, while it delves into complex ideas, it is written in a way that will be accessible and interesting to students, researchers, designers, and practitioners alike.
Number of Pages: 326
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Digital Formations
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Street Date: November 30, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-9929
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