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The body without organs and Internet gaming addiction

Cook, I. (2009) The body without organs and Internet gaming addiction. In: Poster, M. and Savat, D., (eds.) Deleuze and new technology. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 185-205.

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This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's concept of body without organs in relation to Internet-gaming addiction, particularly first-person shooter games. It offers the view of Internet gaming addiction as a pathological impetus to reform particular modes of emergence that derive from the effects of striation, habit, and intensity. The chapter suggests that Internet-gaming addiction is a specific configuration of mechanic, organic and imaginative emergences that express a need to continuously reconfigure themselves.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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