Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Are Video Games Art?

Who cares?

This has been another edition of simple answers to simple questions.

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FWIW, the National Endowment for the Arts now thinks they are. I'll believe their sincerity when they actually fund a video game project.

As far as the whole "Are video games art?" question goes, I share the view of Tom Bissell from his book Extra Lives (read my review):
It seems to me that anyone passionate about video games has better things to do than walk chin-first into sucker-punch arguments about whether they qualify as art. Those who do not believe that video games are or ever will be art deserve nothing more goading or indulgent than a smile.

1 comment:

  1. The art of video games ia really serios and that is wanderful to know how to do that.