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God in the Machine free pdf In God in the Machine, author Liel Leibovitz leads a fascinating tour of the emerging virtual landscape and its many dazzling vistas from which we are offered new vantage points on age-old theological and philosophical questions. Free will vs. determinism, the importance of ritual, transcendence through mastery, notions of the self, justice and sin, life, death, and resurrectionthese all come into play in the video games that some critics so easily write off as mind-numbing wastes of time. We actually spend more time and money on video games than on books, television, or film, and any serious thinker of our age should be concerned with these games, what they are saying about us, and what we are learning from them.

About Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibovitz is a visiting assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt focusing primarily on video game and interactive media research and theory. Having received his PhD from Columbia University in 2007, Leibovitz continues to study the ontology of electronic game play, exploring such diverse issues as human-machine interaction, gaming and the construction of player subjectivity, and representations of death and violence in video games. He is a member of the advisory board of the New York chapter of the Digital Games Research Association, a founding member of the NYU Faculty Council on Games, and a member of the academic advisory board of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is also the author or co-author of several books, including, most recently, "The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, "co-written with Todd Gitlin, as well as contributor to newspapers and magazines such as the "Los Angeles Times," the "Atlantic," "Dissent," and "Tablet." "

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Author : Liel Leibovitz
Publisher : Templeton Foundation Press
Data Published : 15 January 2014
ISBN : 1599474379
EAN : 9781599474373
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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