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Smithsonian Showcases Video Game History with The Art of Video Games [Video]

The Art of Video Games is the Smithsonian’s look at the history of video games; check out this video trailer to see what the exhibition is all about and hear from some notable folks.

From the Smithsonian listing for the exhibition:

The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies. It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers. The exhibition focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology and storytelling through some of the best games for twenty gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the PlayStation 3.

The exhibit will be at the Smithsonian until the end of September and will then begin touring the country. Hit up the link below for more information.

The Art of Video Games Tour [via Neatorama]

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  • Published 03/22/12

Comments (1)

  1. dishwater63

    Hell yes. I live in DC, I’m going to this.

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