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"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. Eighty games, selected with the help of the public, demonstrate the evolution of the medium. The games are presented through still images and video footage. In addition, the galleries will include video interviews with twenty developers and artists, large prints of in-game screen shots, and historic game consoles. Chris Melissinos, founder of Past Pixels and collector of video games and gaming systems, is the curator of the exhibition. These exhibition videos touch on the themes of Beginnings, Inspiration, Narrative, Experience, and The Future feature excerpts from interviews with 20 influential figures in the gaming world.

The Art of Video Games Exhibition Smithsonian American Art Museum

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"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. Eighty games, selected with the help of the public, demonstrate the evolution of the medium. The games are presented through still images and video footage. In addition, the galleries will include video interviews with twenty developers and artists, large prints of in-game screen shots, and historic game consoles. Chris Melissinos, founder of Past Pixels and collector of video games and gaming systems, is the curator of the exhibition. These exhibition videos touch on the themes of Beginnings, Inspiration, Narrative, Experience, and The Future feature excerpts from interviews with 20 influential figures in the gaming world.

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7 Ratings

kiykiyr ,

art of amazingness!

Both my dad and I went to this and had a blast playing a the different game system, the old and the new.TOTALLY recommend everybody to go see this

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