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dc.contributor.authorGazzard, A.
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-22T09:19:04Z
dc.date.available2009-09-22T09:19:04Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationGazzard , A 2009 , The avatar and the player : Understanding the relationship beyond the screen . in Proceedings of Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, 2009. : VS-GAMES '09 . IEEE , pp. 190-193 , VS-GAMES '09 , Coventry , United Kingdom , 23/03/09 . https://doi.org/10.1109/VS-GAMES.2009.11
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dc.identifier.isbn978-0-7695-3588-3
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dc.description.abstractThis paper looks at the concept of the avatar in terms of our interaction and viewpoints. It proposes a vocabulary of terms which analytically describe the player: avatar relationship as opposed to the player: screen relationship, emphasising the performative rather than the representational elements. In place of transposing cinematographic concepts such as first person' or 'third person' to the discussion of avatars, as has been the case in the past, the paper proposes the idea of the 'altered positions' of the avatar, whether that be playing 'within' the character' or 'outside' of the character. These concepts link to the avatarial display and avatarial presence of a game character and emphasise how the various 'positions' effect our movements and experience within the game world, and help us understand how we, as players, are 'performing' through our avatars, engaging in and enjoying a player->controller->avatar experience that is essentially aesthetic and emotional.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, 2009.
dc.subjectavatars
dc.subjectpresence
dc.subjectdisplay
dc.subjectaltered positions
dc.subjectgames
dc.titleThe avatar and the player : Understanding the relationship beyond the screenen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Creative Arts
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.vs-games.org.uk/about.aspx
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