I got this idea for the blog name after our class discussion of Ann Arbor gaming-friendly environments. If one were to construct a Gamer Atlas, what would it map? Would it include Pinball Pete's? Get Your Game On? The CVGA/Archive? Or would it be of Azeroth? Liberty City? Rapture?
I think it would be a mix of fictional spaces, territories and lived zones, a mashup of where we play and where we play.
Hence, our Gamer Atlas. Let it be the Guide we craft for the study of video games--our cryptonomicon, our golden compass, our lost ark, our hallows, our treasure map of what one needs to know and should know about video games as form, culture, art, industry.