Volker Pook

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The family name Pook is written in Japanese in a katakana phonetic translation using the characters “pu” and “ku”. Katakana (Jap. 片仮名 or カタカナ) is a syllabary, a set of symbols that represent syllables. Besides hiragana, it is the second Japanese syllabary. Each katakana symbol stands as a syllabogram either for a vowel or a consonant with the following vowel. Since my wife is Japanese and my children are half Japanese I am trying to learn this language.



Stephan Günzel

Campus Verlag
In collaboration with Marcel Bachran.

Computer games have their own digital aesthetics, one that enables the player to have a unique spatial and visual experience. This specific experience, and hence the spatial/visual media character of computer games, becomes for the first time the primary focus. First-person shooters, due to their representations of violence like hardly any other popular medium in criticism, are given a re-evaluation. These games not only incorporate the two most powerful strands of the European pictorial tradition, perspective and maps, they are also developed further into a curious visuality and spatiality, which in the truest sense can simultaneously be seen and experienced.

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