Monday, October 18, 2010

“Video games can never be art”

For classes of Oct. 20 and 25, we're discussing “Video games can never be art"

= “Video games can never be art” by Roger Ebert, April 16, 2010.
= “Inside the Box” (review of Tom Bisell’s book “Why Video Games Matter” and a responce to Ebert) by Chris Suellentrop, NYTimes, June 9, 2010.
= "Trauma and Agitation: Video Games in a Time of War" by Claudia Costa Pederson from "Afterimage" Vol. 38, No. 2, September/October 2010.
= Selections from Cory Arcangel interviews:Turbulence 2003, Rhizome 2008 and Saatchi 2009.

Supplementary non-required research for the supremely curious:
= Arcangel’s website.
= Cambridge artist Brian Knep's website.

Video above: Cory Arcangel, "Super Mario Clouds," 2002–2005 (excerpt).

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