Last week, the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced the games that will be included in its upcoming exhibit <i>The Art of Video Games</i>. After the curators selected 240 nominees, people voted for which games would be included in the exhibit. The list is full of influential games, so we thought it would be fun to go through the selections and discuss some of the highlights. You can follow along with us by downloading the PDF document listing the winners and runners up from the American Art Museum's website. It's a big list, but not nearly big enough to fit everyone's most beloved games, so feel free to share your choices in the comments!
Some discussion starters:
- Which of your favorites made the list? What were some notable omissions?
- What patterns do see across across the time periods and the various formats?
- While visual art is relatively easy to convey visually, it is can be more difficult to convey design philosophies. How are games best presented in a public format?
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- Run time: 48 min 20 sec
- "The Art of Video Games," an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Music provided by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_127_smithsonian.mp3
-- posted at: 12:11am PST