Do you want to play?

by Rafael Bienia

Ph.D. candidate

Maastricht University

At work and in free time, most of us communicate, share information, and make decisions often simultaneously in the physical and the digital. How do people make sense of their 'doubled' experiences and how do materials influence the meaning making? In my dissertation, I investigate the creative practices in role-playing games with actor-network theory. Role playing is an fascinating case study, because players consciously create game materials that enable them to operate in two worlds.

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