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Title Avatar, assembled : the social and technical anatomy of digital bodies / edited by Jaime Banks
Edition First Edition
Published New York : Peter Lang, [2018]

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Description vii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Digital formations, 1526-3169 ; vol. 106
Digital formations. 1526-3169 ; vol. 106
Contents Introduction: (dis)assembling the avatar / Jaime Banks -- The social -- Life & death : the meaning of (digital) existence / Teresa Lynch & Nicholas L. Matthews -- Shape & size : the body electric / James M. Falin & Jorge Peña -- Race and otherness : the utopian promise and divided reality / Kristine L. Nowak -- Boobs & butts : the babes get the gaze / Jesse Fox -- Face & hair: looks that change behaviors / Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn -- Voice and sound : player contributions to speech / Hanna Wirman & Rhys Jones -- Gesture and movement : indices of presence / Sita Popat -- Names & labels : strategic (de)identification / Mark R. Johnson -- Gear & weaponry : market ideologies of functional and cosmetic items / William Robinson & David Calvo -- Companions & vehicles : permutations of digital entities / Rabindra A. Ratan -- Alignments & alliances : associations of value / Kristine Ask & Mark Chen -- Morality & personality : perfect and deviant selves / Matthew Grizzard & Changhyun Ahn -- Relationships & reputation : part of the main(frame) / Nicholas David Bowman -- Headcanon & lore : owning the narrative / John Carter McKnight -- Cosplay & conventions : exporting the digital / Nicolle Lamerichs -- The technical -- Rules & mechanics : parameters for interactivity / Andy Boyan & Jaime Banks -- Achievements & levels: building affirmational resources / John A. Velez -- Spells & statistics : inside the black box / Christopher A. Paul -- Class & role : frameworks for (inter)action / Oskar Milik -- Resources & inventories : useful fictions / Isaac Knowles -- Code & logic : procedural desire / Peter Kudenov -- Glitches & lag : unanticipated variables / Mark R. Johnson -- Pixels and polygons : the stuff of light-beings / Roger Altizer, Jr -- Embellishment & effects : seduction by style / Dominic Kao & D. Fox Harrell -- Perspective & physics : frames for play / Ryan Bown & Gabe Olson -- Mobility & context : of being and being there / Edward Downs -- Engines & platforms : functional entanglements / Casey O¿Donnell -- Interfaces and mods : customizing the gateway / Nathan Stevens & Anthony Limperos -- Controllers & inputs : masters of puppets / Daniel Roth, Jean-Luc Lugrin, Sebastian von Mammen, & Marc Erich Latoschik -- Licensing and law : who owns an avatar? / Tyler T. Ochoa & Jaime Banks -- Contributors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Avatars (Virtual reality) -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Internet games -- Social aspects.
Author Banks, Jaime, 1980- editor
LC no. 2017026099
ISBN 9781433135606 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781433138287 (hardback : alk. paper)
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