Alfie Bown: The PlayStation Dreamworld

Whether you play video games or you don’t, they are part of a cultural transformation of the way we think, the way we desire, the way we empathize, the way we work, the way we play.
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Alfie Bown discusses his book The Playstation Dreamworld with Chris Richardson. Bown is an assistant professor of literature and author of three books on psychoanalysis with Zero, Polity, and Bloomsbury. He also writes for The Guardian, The Paris Review, and other places.

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