New issue of Surveillance & Society available: Surveillance, Gaming and Play

A new issue of Surveillance & Society is out. It is a special issue on gaming and play edited by Jen Whitson and Bart Simon. Details after the jump.
Vol 12, No 3: Surveillance, Gaming and Play

Along with an editorial on the Snowden docs, chess, and Watch Dogs, you will find 8 full new articles:

  • Aphra Kerr, Stefano De Paoli, Max Keatinge – Surveillant Assemblages of Governance in Massively Multiplayer Online Games: A Comparative Analysis
  • Lauren B. Collister – Surveillance and Community: Language Policing and Empowerment in a World of Warcraft Guild
  • Casey O’Donnell – Getting Played: Gamification and the Rise of Algorithmic Surveillance
  • Carrie Elizabeth Andersen – Games of Drones: The Uneasy Future of the Soldier-Hero in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Jason Farman – Creative Misuse as Resistance: Surveillance, Mobile Technologies, and Locative Games
  • Nathan Hulsey, Joshua Reeves – The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Google, Ingress, and the Gift of Surveillance
  • Carol Margaret Barron – ‘I had no credit to ring you back’: Children’s strategies of negotiation and resistance to parental surveillance via mobile phones
  • Kate Raynes-Goldie, Matthew Allen – Gaming Privacy: a Canadian case study of a children’s co-created privacy literacy game

and 6 shorter pieces of opinion, research in progress, and new media art…

  • Alex Dean Cybulski – Enclosures at Play: Surveillance in the Code and Culture of Videogames
  • Alessandro Canossa – Reporting From the Snooping Trenches: Changes in Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Behavior Tracking in Digital Games
  •  Austin Walker – Watching Us Play: Postures and Platforms of Live Streaming
  • Justine Gangneux – Diverting and diverted glances at cameras: playful and tactical approaches to surveillance studies
  • Holly Robbins, Katherine Isbister – Playdates with Big Brother: Playfully Repurposing Surveillance Cameras to Build Communities
  • !Mediengruppe Bitnik – Surveillance Chess

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