Folks into #gamestudies, #gamedesign, #interactioncriticism, #HCI take a look at Kieran Nolan's PhD thesis "The Art, Aesthetics, and Materiality of the Arcade Videogame Interface". Kieran designed and built a number of arcade cabinets with technologies from the mid-80s to the late 90s to explore the aesthetics of video game interfaces as digital material.
The thesis is open access http://www.tara.tcd.ie/handle/2262/90862
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