Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

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Why don't Guitar Hero players just pick up real guitars? What happens when millions of people play the role of a young black gang member in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? How are YouTube-based music lessons changing the nature of amateur musicianship? This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. Miller shows how video games and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed communities who forge meaningful connections by "playing along" with popular ...

Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance 2012, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199753451

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