Digital Dinosaurs and Artificial Life: Exploring the Culture of Nature in Computer and Video Games

  title={Digital Dinosaurs and Artificial Life: Exploring the Culture of Nature in Computer and Video Games},
  author={John Elliot Wills},
  journal={Cultural Values},
  pages={395 - 417}
  • J. Wills
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Art
  • Cultural Values
Over the last 30 years, the computer and videogame has emerged as a popular recreational pastime. While often associated with the artificial and alien, it is my contention that the modern videogame informs on the subject of “nature” and what we consider to be natural. This article delineates some of the “natures” posited in computer game design. It provides a valuable overview of gaming culture and might serve as an introduction to further research on specific game genres. It argues that… 
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