Category Archives: Mediated

Gaming, serious or otherwise
Media Psychology

Perceived realism in media & gaming

Research at the turn of the century indicated that people can make judgements about the reality of a media experience on a moment-to-moment basis and that this judgement depends highly on the typicality of the experience (Shapiro, 2003). If it … Continue reading

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Reality is socially made

One way to define reality is to approach it as a construct that is built within a social context. Social comparison theory, social proof and shared mental models are three different perspectives that all treat the perception of reality as … Continue reading

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Resources: Games for health and education

The Center for Digital Games Research holds the searchable Health Games Database where you can find “hundreds of Games, Publications, Resources, Organizations, and Events – all focused on the use of digital games for health and health care.” It looks … Continue reading

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The play perspective of videogaming

Play seems to be something unreal. At first it seems intuitively clear what is meant by play; it is obvious when one is playing and when one is in earnest. The distinction between real and play seems clear, but at … Continue reading

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Apps and Gamification

Let us start off with the comment that to me, using ‘Apps’ as a distinctive category is the same sort of categorisation as ‘Books’.  It is a media-format. It might be a little more suitable for some content than for … Continue reading

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Kunst & Kennis in VR || Hersengedrag

Voor Hersengedrag.nl hebben wij ongeveer 200 mensen Virtual Reality laten ervaren met de Oculus Rift tijdens de nacht van Kunst en Kennis. Voor bijna iedereen die in de rij stond was het de eerste persoonlijke ervaring met VR.   We hadden … Continue reading

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