Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero Eric Stein Under Review:The World is Born from Zero: Understanding Speculation and Video Games. Cameron Kunzelman. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, July 2022. The eighth volume in De Gruyter's Video Games and the Humanities series, Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero is … Continue reading Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity

Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Eric Stein Under Review:Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity. Tom Tyler. University of Minnesota Press, May 2022. To talk about Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity, we need to talk about meat. Indeed, if Tyler’s final chapter is to be taken … Continue reading Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft Eric Stein Under Review:Spacecraft. Timothy Morton. Bloomsbury Academic, September 2021. Published as part of the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury, philosopher and ecologist Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft (2021) is a slim, lively study of the fantastic vessels of science fiction, and in particular those of the … Continue reading A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda

Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda Eric Stein Under Review: Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification. Patrick Jagoda. University of Chicago Press, 2020. Patrick Jagoda’s Experimental Games is a thorough, insightful elaboration of an art-critical practice that he … Continue reading Joyful Study: Review of Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda