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The Genealogy of Design

Barry M. Katz

in Make It New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029636
eISBN:
9780262330923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029636.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

During the 1980s and ’90s consultancies including IDEO, frogdesign, and Lunar Design grew rapidly and had begun to turn the San Francisco Bay Area from a negligible presence in the design world into ... More


Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Carly A. Kocurek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Coin-Operated Americans centers on the reframing of boyhood that took place in the popular discourse surrounding early video gaming, but it is not another story about young men. Rather, it charts ... More


Titillation

Ian Bogost

in How to Do Things With Videogames

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676460
eISBN:
9781452947617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676460.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter studies how scarce and sensitive the subject of sex in games is. The marketplace’s fear of sex makes legitimate eroticism difficult in traditional commercial games. In 1982, Mystique, ... More


The Atari VCS: The Rise of the Machines

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter explores the Atari VCS, the machine that took video games out of the arcades and into the living room and established Atari as the dominant player in the home video games industry, at ... More


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