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Hybrid Play
Crossing Boundaries in Game Design, Players Identities and Play Spaces

ISBN 9781032400587
Published August 29, 2022 by Routledge
266 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores hybrid play as a site of interdisciplinary activity—one that is capable of generating new forms of mobility, communication, subjects, and artistic expression as well as new ways of interacting with and understanding the world.

The chapters in this collection explore hybrid making, hybrid subjects, and hybrid spaces, generating interesting conversations about the past, current and future nature of hybrid play. Together, the authors offer important insights into how place and space are co-constructed through play; how, when, and for what reasons people occupy hybrid spaces; and how cultural practices shape elements of play and vice versa.

A diverse group of scholars and practitioners provides a rich interdisciplinary perspective, which will be of great interest to those working in the areas of games studies, media studies, communication, gender studies, and media arts.

Table of Contents


Understanding Hybrid Play

Adriana de Souza e Silva & Ragan Glover-Rijkse

Part I: Hybrid Making

Chapter One

You Start It: A dialogue with Nick Tandavanitj from Blast Theory

Ragan Glover-Rijkse

Chapter Two

Keeping Coherence across Thresholds: A narrative perspective on hybrid games

Davide Spallazzo & Ilaria Mariani

Chapter Three

Training Perceptions through Play: A case for building interactive autoethnographic experiences through Twine

Kristina Bell

Chapter Four

En(Twine)d: A feminist software analysis

Sarah Evans

Part II: Hybrid Subjects

Chapter Five

The Hybrid Agency of Hybrid Play

Frans Mäyrä

Chapter Six

Casual Bodies are Hybrid Bodies

Shira Chess

Chapter Seven

Hybrid Play in Edutainment: A media archaeology approach to Math Blaster!

Claire Carrington

Chapter 8

Subjectivation in the Making: The hybrid logics of productivity and play in the University Makerspace

Jessica Elam & Stephen B. Crofts Wiley

Part III: Hybrid Spaces

Chapter Nine

Haptic Play: Understanding hybrid play through Pokémon Go

Larissa Hjorth, Ingrid Richardson & Jordi Piera-Jimenez

Chapter Ten

How We Deal with Dark Souls: The aesthetic category as method

Cameron Kunzelman

Chapter Eleven

#HushHarbors: Get Out, memes, and twitter

Katreena E. Alder

Chapter Twelve

"You Broke Minecraft": Hybrid play and the materialization of game spaces through mobile Minecraft

Joel Schneier

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Adriana de Souza e Silva is Professor of Communication at NC State University. Dr. de Souza e Silva works in the fields of mobile communication and internet studies, with a particular focus on how location-based technologies help us make sense of our interactions with public spaces and society.

Ragan Glover-Rijkse is a Ph.D. student in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at NC State University. Her research considers the intersections between mobile media, infrastructures, and space/place.