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A few of my games may be put into the Smithsonian!

April 13th, 2011 by Rob

A few of my prior games have been selected to possibly appear in The Art of Video Games exhibit at the Smithsonian Art Museum.   This exhibit 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. The exhibition will feature some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early developers such as David Crane and Warren Robinett (and maybe even me if I make the cut:)  to contemporary designers like Kellee Santiago and David Jaffe. It also will explore the many influences on game designers, and the pervasive presence video games have in the broader popular culture, with new relationships to video art, film and television, educational practices, and professional skill training. Chris Melissinos, founder of Past Pixels and collector of video games and gaming systems, is the curator of the exhibition.

The exhibit website is here:

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/

The 80 or so games selected will be culled down via online voting by the general public at the below address
http://www.artofvideogames.org/

Obviously it would be great to see Missile Command or Demon Attack make the cut, so if you have a moment please go put in your vote!    Thanks!