Re: [-empyre-] games and apathy
Some really excellent insights, Melinda, especially about the rhythm and
expectations of 'entertainment'.
May I also say that I think that its wonderful that Web3D can accommodate,
in the same exhibition no less, one artist who thinks that "games are
central to a discussion of new media art in general, and 3d art
specifically", and another who dismisses games as absolutely irrelevant, a
"noisy and adolescent waste of time".
For myself, I think the games industry makes Hollywood look like a positive
bastion of progressive, intellectual, non-sexist cosmopolitanism.
However, there are quite a few games I have enjoyed playing over the years-
some, like Zelda on N64, have a special place in my heart.
But, I don't think I've ever played a game that made me think.
Art makes a person think.
We've all had punters angry at us (please tell me I'm not alone in having
had someone screaming "THIS...IS...NOT...ART!!!" in my face during a show!)
and I love it because it means they are thinking about it.
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