Monday, 16 April 2007

Professor of Games

The Thing cover art (Artist Unknown) Goldsmiths University in London has appointed William Latham as professor to head a new masters course in computer games. His UK computer firm developed The Thing (illustrated) and other hit games. Prof. Latham reckons "The games industry is worth more than Hollywood and television put together"! This new post-graduate course begins in Autumn 2007. Don't all rush at once.

2 Comments:

At 17/4/07, Blogger shaun belcher said...

is this the same William Latham who was hot for computer art in the eighties? If so didn't take him long to dump his pretty shell like computer designs for the Games industry trough did it....snort snort...now it academic is it....

and because it makes money it instantly respectable ..professor...jesus what bollocks.....Goldsmiths seeing an income stream more like....

 
At 18/4/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Becoming a prof. gets you into the Establishment and no mistake. And Goldsmiths loves to think of itself as a leader in the arts.
Big question is: Will any decent game come out of this? We're going to have to wait a few years to find out. One thing I do know, games players won't be bullshitted the way UK arts pundits are. If it's a lousy game, it will get the thumbs down.

 

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