ERIC Number: EJ983760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
The Art of Video Games
Johnson, Mark M.
Arts & Activities, v151 n4 p16-18 May 2012
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has created and will tour an exhibition on a most unusual but extremely popular art form--"The Art of Video Games." As one of the largest and first of its type, this exhibition will document and explore a 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative effects of new technologies. Chris Melissinos, founder of Past Pixels and collector of video games and gaming systems, is the curator of this unique exhibition. In an effort to present the widest variety of video games--and to attract a widely diverse and enthusiastic audience--an exhibition website was created which offered participants an opportunity to help select the best video games to include in the exhibition. Each participant was allowed to vote for 80 games from a pool of 240 proposed choices in a variety of categories. The winning games are presented in the exhibition as screen shots and short video clips. The games on the voting site were selected for their graphic excellence, artistic intent and innovative game design.
Descriptors: Art Education, Video Games, Exhibits, Museums
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