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Book Examines Games

Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva, assistant professor of communication and director of the Mobile Gaming Research Lab, has a new book of essays titled Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playspaces. Her book examines how the convergence of smartphones, GPS, the Internet and social networks has given rise to playful, educational and social media known as location-based and hybrid reality games. The essays investigate this phenomenon and provide a broad overview of the emerging field of location-aware mobile games, including design approaches and social implications.