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Luciano Floridi on the Fourth Revolution
July 23, 2009, 4:09 PM
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Philosophy bites talks to Luciano Floridi about transformations in our self-understanding caused by technological advancements.

“When your Nike shoes start talking to your iPod and download from the Internet the kind of music you would like to listen to when you’re running, you know that you have entered a completely new sphere. The Internet or digital or information reality is actually becoming more continuous with the physical reality of chairs and cars and buildings that we are more commonly used to.”

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‘This Is Not a Game’:Immersive Aesthetics and Collective Play
May 6, 2009, 3:29 AM
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Jane Mcgonigal

“The increasing convergence and mobility of digital network technologies have given rise to new, massively-scaled modes of social interaction where the physical and virtual worlds meet. This paper explores one product of these extreme networks, the emergent genre of immersive entertainment, as a potential tool for harnessing collective action. Through an analysis of the structure and rhetoric of immersive games, I explore how immersive aesthetics can generate a new sense of social agency in game players, and how collaborative play techniques can instruct real-world problem-solving.”

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