Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Met's Game

A milestone for the videogame industry. America's National Endowment for the Arts has declared videogames an art form, meaning both that now developers can apply for art grants, and that Roger Ebert was wrong. In France, videogames have been considered art for years, but America's sway on the global stage can't be denied, nor can its host of developers that could potentially benefit from this ruling, or be influenced by it.

I don't see this changing anything overnight, but it helps secure a path towards whatever heights this newly branded art form might one day achieve, and it is most certainly cause for celebration.

Now if we can just get boardgames declared as art too, I'll be a happy cookie.

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