Games: Can they be art?

Thu 8 November 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hawthorn Library

584 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

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11/08/2018 7:00pm 11/08/2018 8:00pm Games: Can they be art? Can games be art? Film critic Roger Ebert didn't think so when he said, 'To my knowledge, no-one in or out of the field has ever been able to cite a game worthy of comparison with the great dramatists, poets, filmmakers, novelists and composers.' But games have begun to transition from entertainment for consumption to creative output. So when does entertainment become art? Who decides if The Legend of Zelda is worthy of being displayed in a museum? Can games ever shake off the reputation of being a hobby? And why does Roger Ebert dislike games? Come and learn the answers to some of these questions and more in a lecture about games and art. David Harris is a game designer and lecturer who has spoken internationally and run panels at PAX Australia and the Freeplay festival. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
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Can games be art? Film critic Roger Ebert didn't think so when he said, 'To my knowledge, no-one in or out of the field has ever been able to cite a game worthy of comparison with the great dramatists, poets, filmmakers, novelists and composers.'

But games have begun to transition from entertainment for consumption to creative output.

So when does entertainment become art?

Who decides if The Legend of Zelda is worthy of being displayed in a museum? Can games ever shake off the reputation of being a hobby? And why does Roger Ebert dislike games?

Come and learn the answers to some of these questions and more in a lecture about games and art.

David Harris is a game designer and lecturer who has spoken internationally and run panels at PAX Australia and the Freeplay festival.

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