Class 06 – Videogames and arts

Topics

  • Game elements in contemporary art
  • Dada and Fluxus
  • Demoscene

Readings

Reference

Video reference

Moleman 2 – Demoscene

Assignment

Write a report on the topic: Art Game. Elaborate and analyze the ideas of videogame and art with examples from the lecture or in the course website.

The report will assess the students’ ability to first select an existing game that critically address some social issue, and second analyze the issues that the game address and how they can critically reflect on similar scenario in the students’ encounter with the videogame medium.

Describe WHAT the game is. Identify the social and cultural context of the game. Explain WHY the artist created the game. Analyze HOW the game achieve its objectives. Provide support of your arguments. Cite any online or offline quotes.

The length of the report is around 1,000 words. You can include screenshots of the game. Due date is 11 Nov 2014.

Presentation file

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