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DreamTech – The Gamenovel

DreamTech is a soft science-fiction gamenovel that uses a hybrid narrative and symbolic resource accumulation to raise awareness of the social impact of fake news. The storyline is inspired by post-phenomenological concepts and perspectives, thus reflecting an understanding of technology as a mediator between humans and the world. The gamenovel invites players to ponder the processes through which human interactions with technology shape our knowledge of ourselves and the world around us. Through procedural rhetoric, the gamenovel draws attention to the ubiquity of disinformation ecosystems in an interconnected society and suggests that media consumers are inevitably exposed to deceptive and misleading news. In this context, DreamTech is designed to cultivate critical thinking and reflection skills for assessing media content. Ultimately, the gamenovel illustrates the process by which fake information becomes real through the consequences of it being treated as real. [Access here]