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Addiction by Design


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Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. "Addiction by Design" takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.

Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schull shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the "machine zone," in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away. Once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible--even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion. In continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. Schull describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and "ambience management," player tracking and cash access systems--all designed to meet the market's desire for maximum "time on device." Her account moves from casino floors into gamblers' everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and Gamblers Anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two.

"Addiction by Design" is a compelling inquiry into the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance, offering clues to some of the broader anxieties and predicaments of contemporary life.

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Autor Schull, Natasha Dow
Editura Princeton University Press
Dimensiuni 235 x 158 x 30
Data Publicarii 02/05/2014
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 456
Descriere RO Ultimele decenii au cunoscut o schimbare dramatica de la formele sociale de jocuri de noroc jucate in jurul rotilor de ruleta si mese de carti la jocurile de noroc solitare la terminalele electronice. „Dependenta prin design” ii duce pe cititori in lumea intriganta a jocurilor de noroc pe masini, o forma de joc din ce in ce mai populara si absorbanta, care estompeaza linia dintre om si masina, constrangere si control, risc si recompensa.Desenarea a cincisprezece ani de cercetare pe teren in Las Vegas , antropologul Natasha Dow Schull arata cum ritmul mecanic al jocurilor de noroc electronice ii atrage pe jucatori intr-o stare asemanatoare trancelului pe care o numesc „zona masinilor”, in care grijile zilnice, cerintele sociale si chiar constientizarea corporala dispar.
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Ultimele decenii au cunoscut o schimbare dramatica de la formele sociale de jocuri de noroc jucate in jurul rotilor de ruleta si mese de carti la jocurile de noroc solitare la terminalele electronice. „Dependenta prin design” ii duce pe cititori in lumea intriganta a jocurilor de noroc pe masini, o forma de joc din ce in ce mai populara si absorbanta, care estompeaza linia dintre om si masina, constrangere si control, risc si recompensa.Desenarea a cincisprezece ani de cercetare pe teren in Las Vegas , antropologul Natasha Dow Schull arata cum ritmul mecanic al jocurilor de noroc electronice ii atrage pe jucatori intr-o stare asemanatoare trancelului pe care o numesc „zona masinilor”, in care grijile zilnice, cerintele sociale si chiar constientizarea corporala dispar.
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