Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Pac-Man at MoMA

The BBC likes to think of itself as a world leader in the arts, but it lags far behind in many respects. Having recently visited a preview of Applied Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Auntie points out that "...not everyone thinks these works belong in the same building as Munch and Monet", including Auntie it would seem, judging by her video (CLICK). The works to which she refers are 14 computer games, including Pac-Man, Tetris and SimCity, the initial batch of MoMA's new collection of interactive artworks. MoMA has a wish list of about 40 early titles. The first displays are in the museum's Philip Johnson Galleries. Shown is MoMA's Senior Curator of Architecture and Design Paola Antonelli getting to grips with Pac-Man. I found that game boring. SimCity was the one I got hooked on.


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