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2008 - Visual Communication Strategies in Interaction. Gestures in Fantasy Role-Playing Games

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Visual Communication Strategies in Interaction. Gestures in Fantasy Role-Playing Games. Alternate title: Visuelle Kommunikationsstrategien im Zusammenspiel. Gestik im Fantasy-Rollenspiel Herbrik, RegineView Profile; Rohl, Tobias. Sozialersinn: Zeitschrift fur hermeneutische Sozialforschung 2 (2008): 237-265.

Visual Communication Strategies in Interaction. Gestures in Fantasy Role-Playing Games. Alternate title: Visuelle Kommunikationsstrategien im Zusammenspiel. Gestik im Fantasy-Rollenspiel
Herbrik, RegineView Profile; Rohl, Tobias. Sozialersinn: Zeitschrift fur hermeneutische Sozialforschung 2 (2008): 237-265.

Abstract
By analyzing video data taken from pen & paper role-playing sessions, the article shows how spoken & gestural-visual elements of communication interact in face-to-face situations. Since meaning of communication can only be fully grasped by including these different elements in the analysis, research on face-to-face interaction benefits from taking the visual aspect of communication into account. Gestures can be attributed to a non-predicative, corporal domain of knowledge, which can only be mediated visually. Visual means of communication in role-playing games can be characterized by several specific ambiguities. Furthermore, distinct qualities of this visual form can be identified: due to their simultaneous presentation gestures are economic means of communication, they are able to define the visual aspects of denoted objects in a rigid manner, they are used as "visual reminders" & function as "presence effects" (Gumbrecht) of an imagined world. Figures, References. Adapted from the source document.

Author Herbrik, Regine 1 ; Rohl, Tobias

1 Forschungsgruppe Wissenssoziologie, U Konstanz regine.herbrik@uni-konstanz.de
Correspondence author Herbrik, Regine
Author e-mail address regine.herbrik@uni-konstanz.de
Publication title Sozialersinn: Zeitschrift fur hermeneutische Sozialforschung

Year 2008
Publisher Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart Germany
ISSN 1439-9326
Source type Scholarly Journals

Document type Journal Article
Number of references 43
Update 2008-09-03
Accession number 200822863
ProQuest document ID 61674487
Document URL https://ezproxy.library.ewu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.ewu.edu/docview/61674487?accountid=7305
Last updated 2011-12-15
Database ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

 

 

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