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The Resource Playing along : digital games, YouTube, and virtual performance, Kiri Miller, (electronic book)

Playing along : digital games, YouTube, and virtual performance, Kiri Miller, (electronic book)

Label
Playing along : digital games, YouTube, and virtual performance
Title
Playing along
Title remainder
digital games, YouTube, and virtual performance
Statement of responsibility
Kiri Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why don't Guitar Hero players just pick up real guitars? What happens when millions of people play the role of a young black gang member in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? How are YouTube-ased music lessons changing the nature of amateur musicianship? This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. The author shows how video games and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed communities who forge meaningful connections by "playing along" with popular culture. This book reveals how digital media are brought to bear in the transmission of embodied knowledge: how a Grand Theft Auto player uses a virtual radio to hear with her avatar's ears; how a Guitar Hero player channels the experience of a live rock performer; and how a beginning guitar student translates a two-dimensional, pre-recorded online music lesson into three-dimensional physical practice and an intimate relationship with a distant teacher. Through a series of ethnographic case studies, the author demonstrates that our everyday experiences with interactive digital media are gradually transforming our understanding of musicality, creativity, play, and participation. The book: Illuminates the actual experiences of everyday players/practitioners, instead of relying on abstract theory; Demonstrates deep connections between playing games, playing music, and playing a theatrical role; Shows how Web 2.0 platforms provide new channels for teaching and learning; Features an extensive companion website with audio and video examples
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Kiri
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford music/media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Video games
  • Interactive videos
  • Video game music
  • Popular music
Label
Playing along : digital games, YouTube, and virtual performance, Kiri Miller, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0000062065
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199753451
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Playing along : digital games, YouTube, and virtual performance, Kiri Miller, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0000062065
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199753451
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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