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The Aesthetic of Play by Brian Upton

The Aesthetic of Play

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The Aesthetic of Play by Brian Upton
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Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780262542630

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Praise

This thoughtful book is unusual in that the author has extensive experience in video game development and also has a strong interest in philosophy, aesthetics, and epistemology.—Choice

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
I Games
1 Defining Play 9
2 Interactivity 23
3 Play Spaces 39
4 Heuristics 51
5 Anticipation 73
6 Mastery 93
II Minds
7 Understanding 117
8 Epistemology 127
9 Neurons 145
10 Signs 161
III Stories
11 Playing without Winning 183
12 Performance 199
13 Narrative Play 215
14 Narrative Structure 237
15 Play and Meaning 259
16 Critical Play 283
Bibliography 307
Index 319

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