Corpus ID: 18089762

Empathy and Identity in Digital Games: Towards a New Theory of Transformative Play

@inproceedings{Tanenbaum2015EmpathyAI,
  title={Empathy and Identity in Digital Games: Towards a New Theory of Transformative Play},
  author={Theresa Jean Tanenbaum and Karen Tanenbaum},
  booktitle={FDG},
  year={2015}
}
This paper looks at the concept of transformation in digital games and posits it as a core pleasure of digital games that can be positioned within a new discourse of “transformative play. [...] Key Method The first is method acting, which is perhaps best known for its capacity to profoundly transform an actor into his or her character. The second is figured worlds theory, which considers the dynamics through which both agency and identity are constituted within social and technological imaginaries. We then use…Expand
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