Title

Towards a Critical Aesthetic of Virtual-World Geographies

Document Type

Article

Subject

Social Sciences

Publication Date

2-12-2020

Course Date

Spring 2020

Course Number

Hon 250

Course Title

Honors Seminar II

Abstract

This article addresses the interaction of players and designers in the creation of Norrathian geography. In the context of contemporary geographic theory, the authors examine the ways in which EverQuest players have worked both with and against the game’s delineation of meaningful places within the virtual world, arguing that the game’s virtual geography is best understood in the context of the real world geographies within which it is situated.

Comments

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