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Zamieszkując wirtualne światy
Dwelling in Virtual Worlds

Author(s): Michał Kłosiński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: video games; virtual worlds; dwelling; presence

Summary/Abstract: The article explores the paradox of simultaneous coexistence in two worlds. It raises questions concerning Martin Heidegger’s notion of dwelling understood as constructing, building and managing both virtual and real spaces. The main thesis of the article is that it is impossible to reconcile the world of being with the virtual presence in the world of video games arising from human finitude: being toward death. The article also attempts at answering the question about the manner in which (in the framework of virtual dwelling) the narrative identity is constructed in games and about the role of imagination in media theatrics of game players’ activities.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1 (9)
  • Page Range: 69-88
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish