Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life
CollectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
In Respawn Colin Milburn examines the connections between video games, hacking, and science fiction that galvanize technological activism and technological communities. Discussing a wide range of games, from Portal and Final Fantasy VII to Super Mario Sunshine and Shadow of the Colossus, Milburn illustrates how they impact the lives of gamers and non-gamers alike. They also serve as resources for critique, resistance, and insurgency, offering a space for players and hacktivist groups such as Anonymous to challenge obstinate systems and experiment with alternative futures. Providing an essential walkthrough guide to our digital culture and its high-tech controversies, Milburn shows how games and playable media spawn new modes of engagement in a computerized world.
Keywordsvideo games; hacking; science fiction
ISBN9781478002789; 9781478002925; 9781478001348
PublisherDuke University Press
Publication date and placeDurham, 2018