Mobile Media and Games (ARIN6904)


Prominent in the mediascapes of the 21st century are two recent platforms that support practices of individualised mobility and play: networked mobile devices and computer games. This unit of study critically examines the aesthetics, politics and everyday uses of these emerging cultural technologies. We draw on new media studies, game studies and platform studies to explore themes such as the complication of leisure and work spaces, new media industries, gamification, playbour and mobile social media.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1x1000wd review and presentation on a game/app (25%), 1x2500wd critical essay on games/mobile culture (40%), 1x1000wd written concept for game or mobile app (25%), participation (10%)

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