Thursday, December 28, 2006
German game studies?
I have this impression that German game studies is mainly hard-data sociology. This may be an error of mine, from a traumatic experience at a conference in New York a couple of years ago, but when I look for computer game studies in Germany I don't find it. This is probably due to my bad German skills, it's hard to find the right keyword in a language I write badly. So please, dear knowledgeable and skilled readers: what do you know about German game studies? Can you please tell me?
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nothing about German Game studies.. in fact the only german Sociologist that I know quite well is Niklas Luhmann that could be considered some kind of hard sociologist (even without data!).
The comment was just to say that I tagged you here!
Thank you George. There is a reference to computer games (Datenspiele) in that article, although mostly it's about group processes and group cooperation. Interesting in that regard though!
check out Alexander Knorr. He is a german anthropologist doing post doc research on game modding.
check out his research blog: http://xirdal.lmu.de/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi (in english)
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