Choosing Games for MOMA
Last year we were finally able to put the tedious 'are videogames art?' debate to bed, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York took the unprecedented step of including a roster of 14 games in its 'Century of the Child' exhibition. So that was good.
Now MOMA curator Paola Antonelli has given a fascinating TED talk exploring some of the motivations behind the Museum's decision to afford games the same degree of artistic regard to games as more traditionally accepted works. There's a blogpost about it on the TED site, but it's worth taking the time to watch the talk; it's funny, and smart, and raises a lot of interesting questions about the intersection between art and design, and the whole Venn diagram around that area: