Différance at play : unfolding identities through difference in videogame play

  • This paper approaches the debate over the notion of “magic circle” through an exploratory analysis of the unfolding of identities/differences in gameplay through Derrida’s différance. Initially, différance is related to the notion of play and identity/difference in Derrida’s perspective. Next, the notion of magic circle through Derrida’s play is analyzed, emphasizing the dynamics of différance to understand gameplay as process; questioning its boundaries. Finally, the focus shifts toward the implications of the interplay of identities and differences during gameplay.

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Author:Yara Mitsuishi
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-24697
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/12/23
Year of Completion:2008
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/12/23
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Künste und Medien
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / Conference Proceedings of The Philosophy of Computer Games 2008 / The Magic Circle
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / DIGAREC Series, ISSN 1867-6227 / DIGAREC Series (2008) 01 / The Magic Circle
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht