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Sistemas virtuales y entornos compartidos "On line"
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Ludotopian

Aunque la partida extra, está aquí: Jane McGonigal. Muy interesante. Ludotopian: Adj. La creencia de que a través de los juegos el mundo puede ser un lugar mejor. Terra Nova: Ludotopian.

Adj. The belief that through games the world can become a better place.

avantgame_home-copyThere is a growing body of work that, to a greater or lesser extent, suggests that games can make the world better. The notion is generally that through participation in a game we actors gain some form of improved outcome. The scope of outcome ranges from the narrow sense of, say, an educational outcome for an individual or the wider sense of a social change brought about through game culture.In applying the term Ludotopian I want to capture more the sense of a grand ideal than the unreal nature of utopianism. The two main users of this notion in contemporary writing are TerraNova’s own Edward Castronova and Jane McGonigal. Most here are probably aware of Castronova’s work Exodus to the Virtual World which I think is the grandest statement of the potential power of games, in this case virtual spaces, and their impact on society as a whole. While Castronova might have the grandest statement I think that McGonigal in her various keynotes and blog posts presents possibly the most evangelistic and enthusiastic case for the broad good of the practice of game participation. In particular I would point to her work on ARGs which suggest that goods (that is various forms of 'the good') can be derived from participation in acts that make up the game, the meta-social elements that establish the community of gamers and in some cases such as world without oil the actual outcome of the game itself. I think in both cases we can say that there is an underlying thesis that goes beyond games being just one more human practice that happens to have beneficial outcomes. I contrast this with work in fields such as education that tend to point to the positive side of gaming but tend to be less broad about its good in relation to other learning methods. I’m aware that I’m remiss in this post in not doing a broader literature search, though I’m keen to understand where ludotopianism emerged from and how its growth is related to the social changes in which academics and writers have working.

If such a thing as ludotopianism really exists, what was the first work that truly encapsulated it?

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Nos vamos al Infierno

Que es donde muchos debemos estar.
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Más allá del hipertexto

En busca de una nueva literatura digital.

Dim O Gauble. Será incluído en una exhibición sobre la nueva literatura digital que será mostrado en Junio del 2009 en Austin Peay State University (EE.UU.) y aunque nos quede lejillos vale la pena visitar su web para hacernos una idea de qué va esto.

Y esto ¿por qué lo sé? Pues porque me paso a menudo por aquí.

dim-o-gauble

Beyond Hypertext: In Search of A New Digital Literature Dim O'Gauble will be included in a new digital literature exhibition to be held at Austin Peay State University (USA) in January 2009. The exhibition includes 12 works in total and will be both on and off line. It is curated by digital writer and Web Yarns creator Alan Bigelow.

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