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game studies, research, improvisation, tissue test
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Real-Time Research is a new kind of on-the-spot scholarship. At a series of conferences, the authors of this book asked academics, educators, and designers to collaborate on short-term, improvisational research projects - usually completed within 48 hours. What they found out - by way of sock puppets, video interviews, and lots of critical game play - might just surprise you. This book chronicles the adventures of the authors and the results of their Real-Time Research experiments in education, game design, and media studies. It also serves as a guide to let you conduct your own Real-Time Research. In an age where rapid interdisciplinary investigation matters more and more, Real-Time Research offers a fast-paced method for collaborating across disciplinary boundaries in order to ask important questions. And offers a glimpse into the playful minds of today's leading scholars in games and learning.
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Dikkers, S., Zimmerman, E., Squire, K., & Steinkuehler, C. (2010). Real Time Research: Improvisational Game Scholarship. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press. http://repository.cmu.edu/etcpress/7