Friday, March 16, 2012

Video Games as Art

This weekend, The Art of Video Games opens - an exhibit at the American Art Museum at 8th and F.

"The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies.  It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers.  The exhibition focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology and storytelling through some of the best games for twenty gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the Playstation 3."

This weekend, the exhibit gets kicked off with GameFest!, a three day festival with open play, craft activities, live action gaming, and musical performances all day tomorrow and Sunday.  Here's the full schedule.

Oh, and to answer why there will be so many Mortal Kombat characters running around downtown this weekend (and why you should be one of them): costumes are encouraged.

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