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Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Kiri Miller


This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. It shows how music, video games, and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed communities who forge meaningful connections by “playing along” with popular culture. Miller reveals how digital media are brought to bear in the transmission of embodied knowledge: how a Grand Theft Auto player uses a virtual radio to hear with her avatar’s ears; how a Guitar Hero player channels the experience of a live rock performer; and how an amateur guitar student translates a two-dimensiona ... More

Keywords: popular music, digital, virtual, video game, amateur, social media, interactive, music lesson, play, ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199753451
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kiri Miller, author
Brown University

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