Mobile Sound and Art Practices: the Local Contexts: Location Based Mobile Games: Blurring the Borders Between Physical and Virtual Spaces

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  • Wireless Experience Sessions

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  • Mobile Sound and Art Practices: the Local Contexts: Location Based Mobile Games: Blurring the Borders Between Physical and Virtual Spaces

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Abstract:

  • This paper investigates how location-based mobile games, known as pervasive games, merge virtual and physical spaces, changing our perception of urban environments. Games like Botfighers, Supafly, and Geocaching are descendants from multiuser environments, which formerly took place online. Cell phones equipped with SMS and GPS are responsible for bringing these online communities out to physical space. How urban circulation spaces transform into virtual places? What are the effects of role-playing games in physical spaces?

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