When openness closes : the line between play and design

  • One of the informal properties often used to describe a new virtual world is its degree of openness. Yet what is an “open” virtual world? Does the phrase mean generally the same thing to different people? What distinguishes an open world from a less open world? Why does openness matter anyway? The answers to these questions cast light on an important, but shadowy, and uneasy, topic for virtual worlds: the relationship between those who construct the virtual, and those who use these constructions.

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Author:Richard Bartle
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
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 / Keynotes
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / DIGAREC Series, ISSN 1867-6227 / DIGAREC Series (2008) 01 / Keynotes
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht