Disembodied sport: ethical issues of virtual sport, electronic games, and virtual leisure.
This was the first paper to philosophically analyse virtual sport and “cheating” in electronic games. The paper considers the possible environmental effects of virtual sport, the ability of virtual sport to offer widened access to the experience of competition, safety issues, and the use of simulators in sports training. The philosophical analysis of “cheating” was innovative, integrating computer gaming with analyses of cheating in sport. This has since been taken up by other authors (for example, www.i-ri-e.net/inhalt/004/Kimppa-Bissett.pdf ). Other impacts of this paper have included an invitation to appear on the BBC World Service programme “Newshour” (March 2007).
ISSN : 0161-7249
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility