Tag: MUD

A Preliminary Poetics


The builder of Façade, an “interactive story world,” Michael Mateas offers both a poetics and a neo-Aristotelian project (for interactive drama and games).

Stuart Moulthrop's response


Stuart Moulthrop complicates the idea of self-contained games.

Victoria Vesna responds


In response to Perlin, Victoria Vesna reiterates the unique realism of games.

What’s Left: Materialist Responses to the Internet


Urging adaptibility and breadth, Mark Poster takes issue with the niches bored by early Internet critiques.

Free Labor: Producing Culture for the Digital Economy


In between bubble and burst, e-commerce drew much of its content from donated labor. Tiziana Terranova questions just how “free” such labor has proved in practice.