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Closed Circuit Electronic Playground

Horton, Zachary (2020) Closed Circuit Electronic Playground. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Closed Circuit Electronic Playground is a research project that will form the basis of my next monograph (my first to be developed at the University of Pittsburgh).  It covers the neglected early history of computer and video games from 1945 to 1975, a period vital to the history of gaming and the production of the norms, identities, tropes, and spaces that we now associate with video game culture—and yet it is a period that has never been studied in a sustained fashion within game studies or media studies.  It builds on my previous research on the scalar dimensions of 20th century media and continues a media archaeological project that I have run at Pitt for the past three years (“OdysseyNow”), expanding it significantly through new archival research.  This grant would enable me to complete the primary research for this project over the next year, moving it into the writing phase.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Horton, Zacharyz.horton@pitt.eduzkh4
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2020
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/9jta-gk56
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > English
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 16:06
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 18:13
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/38174

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