Patrick Crogan is senior lecturer in film and media and cultural studies at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He is on the executive board of the Digital Games Research Association and on the editorial boards of Convergence, Scan and Games and Culture. He has published articles on videogames, film, animation and critical theories of technology in anthologies and journals such as Angelaki, Theory, Culture & Society, Convergence and Culture Machine. He edited a special issue ofCultural Politics on the work of Bernard Stiegler.
This essay takes Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon (2001) as a starting point for consideration of the impact of simulational interactive media on contemporary technoculture. The connections made in the film between … Read More