The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect – book and Smithsonian exhibition – Boing Boing

If anyone is looking for proof as to how fast our technology moves and how deep it affects us, consider this: After 40 years video games are now being declared as an art form by the Smithsonian who just launched this exhibit which offered online voting to establish the 80 winnner featured in this book! It is mind boggling when you consider how long checkers or chess have been around, and yet.does any one consider them to be “art form” or are they just great old games? Further does this by extension make those who designed and developed the code for the game “artists”? For more on how electronic technology is shaping our world view read this book! 

Via boingboing.net

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