The Art of Video Gaming

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

Play 14 classic video games in MoMA’s interactive gallery

How often do you get to go into a museum and actually touch the art that’s on display? The Modern Museum of Art recently added 14 classic video games to their collection, and visitors are encouraged to express their artistic sides and play them.

While browsing the collection of objects in the Applied Design installation in The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, you’ll come across features representing contemporary design, such as dynamic visualizations, and 3D-printed furniture and bowls, but the most surprising works of art on display are the 14 classic video games.

The Sims

The Sims, image via moma.org

While to some, havingĀ The SimsĀ housed under the same roof as Vincent Van Gogh’s respected paintings may seem a bit unacceptable, MoMA considers the games expressions of art and design, even masterpieces, as they fuel creativity and provide inspiration. Read More

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