Mary Ann Buckles

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Mary Ann Buckles is widely credited as the first academic to research and speculate about the emotional and cultural impact of videogames.[1] Buckles’ dissertation, "Interactive Fiction: The Computer Storygame ‘Adventure’", gained attention twenty years after Buckles presented it to the department of German literature at the University of California, San Diego. Espen Aarseth, a researcher based in Copenhagen, is credited with raising the profile of Buckles’ dissertation, which Aarseth quotes eight times in his own book, Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.[2]

As of 2006, Buckles works as a massage therapist in San Diego, California[3][1] and was interviewed for the interactive fiction documentary, Get Lamp.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c GET LAMP: The Text Adventure Documentary. GoogleTechTalks. Event occurs at 3029s. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  2. ^ Erard, Michael (6 May 2004). "2 Decades Later; Let Down by Academia, Game Pioneer". The New York Times. p. 5. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ Hebert, James. "Accidental traveler in a brave new world". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2011.

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