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dc.contributor.advisorLessard, Bruno
dc.contributor.advisor
dc.creatorDeeming, Scott
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T15:33:05Z
dc.date.available2014-07-10T15:33:05Z
dc.date.copyright2013-09-20
dc.date.issued2014-07-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/27558
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the nature of digital gaming platforms once they have been expatriated from the consumer marketplace and have been relegated to obsolescence. In this state, abandonware becomes a site for creative interventions by active audiences, who exploit, hack and modify these consoles in order to accommodate a range of creative practices. As part of the digital toolkit for fan production, the Sega Dreamcast has become a focal point for fan based video game remix practices, whereby fan creators appropriate imagery and iconography from popular media to create new works derivative of these franchises. These fan practices subvert the proprietary protocols of digital platforms, re-contextualizing them as devices for creative intervention by practitioners, who distribute their works and the knowledge necessary to produce them, through online communities.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAuthor owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
dc.subjectMultimediaen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectIntellectual propertyen_US
dc.titleAbandonware, Commercial Expatriation and Post-Commodity Fan Practice: A Study of the Sega Dreamcraften_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineCommunication & Culture, Joint Program with Ryerson University
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2014-07-09T15:56:35Z
dc.subject.keywordsPlatform studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFan practicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHackingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsModdingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAbandonwareen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSega Dreamcasten_US
dc.subject.keywordsVideogame studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFan studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCommodityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsIntellectual propertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsOpen sourceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFreewareen_US


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