Friday, March 7, 2008

On Art, Text & Video Games

From classfellow R.S.:
I seems like if everything is a text, then there is a case for anything to be art. But hasn't that just removed from art the ability to just be art, and instead privileged the argument that something is art instead of the piece in question? That's what Post-Modernism has done, made everything you can argue about art. That is all part of the ethical-legal transition Virilio outlines.
Just had to reply to that point. I will still argue for the artistic merit in some video games, but I also understand how they as a genre lack artistic credibility.
And I allow that, in principle, a second coming of Leonardo daVinci could craft a video game....


Bonnie said...

I completely agree. Although I cannot voice the reason for my opinion nearly as eloquently as my classmate, I just cannot accept that video games are art. Something in my gut screams NO!

Dr. Stephen Ogden said...

Hold on tight to that something ;-)

"The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing." W.W.