Playing Nature Reviewed in ISLE

14 Nov, 2020

Playing Nature Reviewed in ISLE

Alum Alenda Chang's book, Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was reviewed by ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment).

From the review:

Alenda Chang’s Playing Nature provides a useful entry into one of the most polarizing and prolific cultural forms of our contemporary moment: video games. Challenging paradigms in both game research and environmental studies, Playing Nature calls for environmental inquiry into games because they “can offer a compelling way to reconcile a deep connection to nature and the non-human world with an equally important connection to technology and the virtual” (5). To this end, Chang’s study develops new frameworks for analyzing how games represent ecologies and foster environmental agency.

Read the review here!