Playing Along Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance
List price: $19.99
Buy it from $1.03
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Why don'tGuitar Heroplayers just pick up real guitars? What happens when millions of people play the role of a young black gang member inGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas?How are YouTube-based music lessons changing the nature of amateur musicianship? This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. Miller 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.Playing Alongreveals how digital media are brought to bear in the transmission of embodied knowledge: how aGrand Theft Autoplayer uses a virtual radio to hear with her avatar's ears; how aGuitar Heroplayer 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 engaging ethnographic case studies, Miller demonstrates that our everyday experiences with interactive digital media are gradually transforming our understanding of musicality, creativity, play, and participation.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|About the Companion Website|
|Introduction: Playing Along|
|Playing Along with Grand Theft Auto|
|Straight Outta Ganton: Virtual Tourism, Fieldwork, and Performance|
|Jacking the Dial: Radio, Race, and Place in San Andreas|
|Playing Along with Guitar Hero and Rock Band|
|How Musical is Guitar Hero?|
|Just Add Performance: Staging Schizophonia|
|Playing Along with Communities of Practice|
|Music Lessons 2.0|