The Body Without Organs and Internet Gaming Addiction

Ian Cook

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633364
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652600 | DOI:
The Body Without Organs and Internet Gaming Addiction

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This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's concept of body without organs in relation to Internet-gaming addiction, particularly first-person shooter games. It offers the view of Internet gaming addiction as a pathological impetus to reform particular modes of emergence that derive from the effects of striation, habit, and intensity. The chapter suggests that Internet-gaming addiction is a specific configuration of mechanic, organic and imaginative emergences that express a need to continuously reconfigure themselves.

Keywords: body without organs; Internet-gaming addition; Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; shooter games; modes of emergence; striation; pathological impetus

Chapter.  8627 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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