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World building : transmedia, fans, industries

Author: Marta Boni
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Transmedia (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thanks to modern technology, we are now living in an age of multiplatform fictional worlds, as television, film, the Internet, graphic novels, toys and more facilitate the creation of diverse yet compact imaginary universes, which are often recognisable as brands and exhibit well-defined identities. This volume, situated at the cutting edge of media theory, explores this phenomenon from both theoretical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: World building.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)1018944859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marta Boni
ISBN: 9789048525317 9048525314 9789089647566 9089647562
OCLC Number: 1018944859
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (395 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Table of Contents --
Introduction / Boni, Marta --
Section 1. Theories of World Building --
1. The Aesthetics of Proliferation / Ryan, Marie-Laure --
2. Building Science-Fiction Worlds / Bertetti, Paolo --
3. "He Doesn't Look Like Sherlock Holmes" / Lapointe, Julien --
4. "Visible World" / Baldacci, Cristina --
Section 2. Economies of World Building --
5. A World of Disney / Freeman, Matthew --
6. World-Building Logics and Copyright / Pearson, Roberta --
7. Battleworlds / Johnson, Derek --
8. Platform Producer Meets Game Master / Steinberg, Marc --
9. Narrative Ecosystems / Innocenti, Veronica / Pescatore, Guglielmo --
Section 3. Immersion --
10. The Building and Blurring of Worlds / Horton, Justin --
11. Beyond Immersion / Wolf, Mark J.P. --
12. Zombie Escape and Survival Plans / Perron, Bernard --
13. MMORPG as Locally Realized Worlds of Action / Di Filippo, Laurent --
Section 4. Media as World-Building Devices --
14. The Worries of the World(s) / Redrobe, Karen --
15. Linguistic Terrain and World Time / Fan, Victor --
16. The Worlds Align / Jeffries, Dru --
17. World Building and Metafiction in Contemporary Comic Books / Mellier, Denis --
Section 5. Appropriations and Fan Practices --
18. The Monster at the End of This Book / Re, Valentina --
19. Traversing the "Whoniverse" / Hills, Matt --
20. Transmediaphilia , World Building, and the Pleasures of the Personal Digital Archive / Collins, Jim --
21. The Politics of World Building / Hassler-Forest, Dan --
Index
Series Title: Transmedia (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2.
Responsibility: edited by Marta Boni.

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This edited collection of original essays situates itself at the cutting edge of media theory, exploring imaginary worlds as forms of knowledge and forms of life.  Read more...

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