An exploration of why we play video games despite the fact that we are almost certain to feel unhappy when we fail at them.
We may think of video games as being "fun," but in The Art of Failure, Jesper Juul claims that this is almost entirely mistaken. When we play video games, our facial expressions are rarely those of happiness or bliss. Instead, we frown, grimace, and shout in frustration as we lose, or die, or fail to advance to the next level. Humans may have a fundamental desire to succeed and feel competent, but game players choose to engage in an activity in which they are nearly certain to fail and feel incompetent. So why do we play video games even though they make us unhappy? Juul examines this paradox.
In video games, as in tragic works of art, literature, theater, and cinema, it seems that we want to experience unpleasantness even if we also dislike it. Reader or audience reaction to tragedy is often explained as catharsis, as a purging of negative emotions. But, Juul points out, this doesn't seem to be the case for video game players. Games do not purge us of unpleasant emotions; they produce them in the first place. What, then, does failure in video game playing do?
Juul argues that failure in a game is unique in that when you fail in a game, you (not a character) are in some way inadequate. Yet games also motivate us to play more, in order to escape that inadequacy, and the feeling of escaping failure (often by improving skills) is a central enjoyment of games. Games, writes Juul, are the art of failure: the singular art form that sets us up for failure and allows us to experience it and experiment with it.
The Art of Failure is essential reading for anyone interested in video games, whether as entertainment, art, or education.
Автор: Silber Название: Pixel Art for Game Developers ISBN: 1482252309 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781482252309 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4910 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Is the art for your video game taking too long to create? Learning to create Pixel Art may be the answer to your development troubles. Uncover the secrets to creating stunning graphics with Pixel Art for Game Developers. The premier how-to book on Pixel Art and Pixel Art software, it focuses on the universal principles of the craft.The book provides an introduction to Pixel Art, its utility, foundational elements, and concepts such as light and shadow. It offers tutorials on creating animations and serves as a functional guide for the most common methodology in 2D game development.Gamers love the retro feel of Pixel Art, and lucky for you it is easy to create. You'll love the tiny file sizes that will reduce compile times and help your game run faster. Providing you with the skills to create the characters and environments needed for 2D games, this book will help you: Create tilesets to build game environments Understand light and shadow Work efficiently with pixels Use atmospheric and linear perspective Create professional-quality Pixel Art This book has chapters dedicated to theory as well as step-by-step tutorials, both of which describe the process explicitly. Whether you are an artist, programmer, indie developer, or certified public accountant, after reading this book, you'll understand the steps necessary to create production-quality Pixel Art graphics.Praise for the Book:Pixel Art and Pixel Art games are very popular and the technique is a great way for independent creators to create very good-looking games with limited resources. It’s frankly shocking that there hasn’t been a resource like this before... a very timely book.—Chris Totten, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA
Автор: McClellan A Название: Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao ISBN: 0520251261 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520251267 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2816 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers a framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States. From the visionary museums of Boullee in the eighteenth century to the new Guggenheim in Bilbao and beyond, this book explores various aspects of museum theory and practice: ideals and mission; architecture; the public and commercialism.
Автор: Dianina Katia Название: When Art Makes News ISBN: 0875804608 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780875804606 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3501 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the time the word kul-tura entered the Russian language in the early nineteenth century, Russian arts and letters have thrived on controversy. This book examines the development of a public discourse on national self-representation in nineteenth-century Russia, as it was styled by the visual arts and in popular journalism.
Автор: Ganeri, Jonardon Название: The Concealed Art of the Soul ISBN: 0199658595 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199658596 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2081 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Jonardon Ganeri presents a variety of perspectives on the nature of the self as seen by major schools of classical Indian philosophy. Ganeri discusses the Upanisads, the Buddha`s discourses, the epic Mahabharata; he shows that many Western theories of selfhood are developed to a high degree of sophistication in these writings.
Автор: Thornton Sarah Название: Seven Days in the Art World ISBN: 039306722X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780393067224 Издательство: Wiley Цена: 1880 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Tavinor, Grant Название: Art of videogames ISBN: 1405187883 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405187886 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2507 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Videogames aren`t just for children anymore. In fact, their fictional worlds now inspire us to make judgments about perceptual beauty, involve us in interpretation, and arouse our emotions.
Автор: Jung, C.g. Название: Spirit in man, art and literature ISBN: 0415304393 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415304399 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 939 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers unique and penetrating insights into the lives and opinions of some of the most significant players in the cultural life of the twentieth century.
Автор: Paul Lopes Название: The Rise of a Jazz Art World ISBN: 0521000394 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521000390 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3225 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book presents a unique sociological vision of the evolution of jazz in the twentieth century. Analysing organizational structures and competing discourses
in American music, Paul Lopes shows how musicians and others transformed the meaning and practice of jazz. Set against the distinct worlds of high art and popular art in America, the
rise of a jazz art world is shown to be a unique movement - a socially diverse community struggling in various ways against cultural orthodoxy.
Cultural politics in America is
shown to be a dynamic, open, and often contradictory process of constant re-interpretation. This work is a compelling social history of American culture that incorporates various voices
in jazz, including musicians, critics, collectors, producers and enthusiasts. Accessibly written and interdisciplinary in approach, it will be of great interest to scholars and students of
sociology, cultural studies, social history, American studies, African-American studies, and jazz studies.
Описание: Features the essays that focus on the connection between issues of migration and media. This title addresses how their interconnection has become part of our understanding of the world`s global cities, and the paradigms through which we think about ethnicity and nation.
Автор: Beard Название: Classical Art ISBN: 0192842374 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192842374 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1352 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world.
Описание: When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York City, he was an unknown artist working with other brilliant twentysomethings, notably Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. By the end of the 1940s, these artists were world famous. Their collaborations defied artistic boundaries and subtly pushed a progressive political agenda, altering the landscape of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, award-winning author and scholar Carol J. Oja examines the early days of Bernstein's career during World War II, centering around the debut in 1944 of the Broadway musical On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free. As a composer and conductor, Bernstein experienced a meteoric rise to fame, thanks in no small part to his visionary colleagues. Together, they focused on urban contemporary life and popular culture, featuring as heroes the itinerant sailors who bore the brunt of military service. They were provocative both artistically and politically. In a time of race riots and Japanese internment camps, Bernstein and his collaborators featured African American performers and a Japanese American ballerina, staging a model of racial integration. Rather than accepting traditional distinctions between high and low art, Bernstein's music was wide-open, inspired by everything from opera and jazz to cartoons. Oja shapes a wide-ranging cultural history that captures a tumultuous moment in time. Bernstein Meets Broadway is an indispensable work for fans of Broadway musicals, dance, and American performance history.
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