From engagement to life, or: How to do things with gamification?

Ruffino, Paolo (2014) From engagement to life, or: How to do things with gamification? In: Rethinking gamification. Meson Press, Luneburg, Germany, pp. 47-69. ISBN 3957960002, 9783957960009, 9783957960016, 9783957960023

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This essay investigates alternative narratives of the notion of engagement, as it is presented in literature on gamification. It re-evaluates life, creativity and movement, through the work of Henri Bergson, to critique the theories on agency and behaviour that support the development of gamification gadgets. In particular, it looks at the advertisement and functions of the NikeFuel running app, and compares it to artistic experiments that have proposed an alternative mode for being in contact with games and gamification technologies.

Keywords:gamification, Game Studies, Media Studies
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P310 Media Production
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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Deposited On:15 Feb 2017 14:27

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