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Edges. Alan Meades Creative Contexts 20 th Jan 2012. A tough task…. Introduce essay 2 Discuss Videogames Discuss my research Remain informative (and perhaps engaging). I may not actually manage to do any. ideogames. This lecture is not about videogames… …strictly speaking.

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edges

Edges.

Alan MeadesCreative Contexts

20thJan 2012

a tough task
A tough task…
  • Introduce essay 2
  • Discuss Videogames
  • Discuss my research
  • Remain informative (and perhaps engaging)
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Awesome Processing power,
  • Motionscan technology
  • Platform fanboys (and girls)
  • Massively-multiplayer
  • Retina display
  • Touchscreen
  • Interactive
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Ivan Pavlov 1849-1936

Not actually Pavlov’s Dog

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So, games are just about jumping through hoops, doing what we’re told. Orchestration and manipulation.(plenty of flaws in this perspective)
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individual consciousness public opinion taste etiquette culture rules regulations laws etc etc etc
Individual consciousness,public opinion, taste, etiquette, culture, rules, regulations, laws…etc. etc. etc.
are these lines static
Are these lines static?

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do the sides influence each other
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the liminal person is
The Liminal person is…
  • “neither here nor there; they are betwixt and between the positions assigned and arrayed by law, custom, convention, and ceremony” (Turner, 1969).
  • “Betwixt and Between”
  • the “realm of pure possibility”
  • structural invisibility.
by what smashes through the line
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and the transgressive processes that support them p2p filesharing security circumvantion etc
And the transgressive processes that support them… P2P, filesharing, security circumvantion etc.
hobbes social contract 1588 1679 see leviathan
Hobbes’ Social Contract(1588-1679) See Leviathan
  • The State of Nature is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”…
  • So we the people give consent to be governed – "the mutual transferring of right”.
  • Law, under this model should reflect the views of the people.
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hitler or shirky
Hitler or Shirky?
  • SHIRKYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9h2dF-IsH0I
  • HITLERhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uvXo4sGB7zM
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SOPA
  • Stop Online Piracy Act: October 26th 2011 – US Bill 3261
  • Raised by a consortium of production companies - $94 million (estimated)
what it does
What it does
  • Removes offending websites from DNS
  • i.e. www.google.com > 216.239.51.99
  • Effectively the websites disappear from the internet (although they actually don’t apart from average users)…
  • …those actually involved in piracy would use the IPs.
who proposed it
Who Proposed it?
  • Supporters:Universal, Warner, Viacom, Time Warner, Sony Music, News Corp, Random House, Penguin, Pearson, Disney, EMI, ESPN, BMI, BMG Chrysalis, ABC
  • Defectors:Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Opponents:AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, Mozilla, Wikipedia
sopa was temporarily shelved
SOPA was temporarily shelved…
  • Tuesday 17th Jan 2012
your essay explores the bridge between either side of the line
Your essay explores the bridge between either side of the line:

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my research explores the tensions between the line
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the debates around sopa are fundamentally important within this scope
The debates around SOPA are fundamentally important within this scope:

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