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Migrating Through the Web - Interactive Practices About Migration, Flight and Exile

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How to study a media object on the web that is at the same time a documentary, a reportage, and a game which combines both fiction and non-fiction elements? Nicole Braida digs into the discursive and material structures and infrastructures of serious games, text-adventures, newsgames, interactive maps, and data visualizations, in which refugees and migrants become the subject of humanitarian discourse. Although the goal is to arouse empathy towards migrants, these »interactive practices« distinguish who is vulnerable and who is not. It supports the idea of a »migratory crisis«, which, the author argues, is actually the symptom of a deeper crisis of the humanitarian system itself.

About the author

Nicole Braida (PhD) works at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz as a postdoctoral fellow. She obtained her doctorate at the same University and as a candidate in the DFG-funded research collective »Configurations of Film« at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. She has studied film and media in Italy, Germany, and Belgium. Her research focuses on interactive media, serious games, maps, data visualization, and the transformation of film culture.

Product details

Authors Nicole Braida
Publisher Transcript
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.03.2022
EAN 9783837660395
ISBN 978-3-8376-6039-5
No. of pages 260
Dimensions 150 mm x 2 mm x 230 mm
Weight 408 g
Illustrations Dispersionsbindung, 26 SW-Abbildungen, 4 Farbabbildungen
Series Edition Medienwissenschaft
Subjects Social sciences, law, business > Media, communication > Miscellaneous

Internet, Migration, Migration, Einwanderung und Auswanderung, Media, Media Studies, Digital Media, Maps, Refugee Studies, Humanitarianism, Serious Games, Interactive Media

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