My research inquiry is concerned with the possible relationship between online virtual game spaces and public participation in local real world democratic processes. In any such inquiry into the possible productive ability or utility of game spaces it is crucial to understand how games operate in the world today. This paper will focus on an apparent dislocation of the relationship between world of play and the lived world of everyday reality.
- John Buckley Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, NCAD (National College of Art and Design), Dublin, Ireland
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