- Must see: Brilliant doc from Nicolas Tilly (Ecriture Videoludique). Full post here.
- Must read: Brandon Boyer on Vimeo's idiotic policy on videogame footage (any kind of video game footage). Here's an excerpt:
"Beyond that, though, it's just the simple capriciousness and inconsistency of how they deign what's acceptable and what's not, either by ignorance or by choice. I obviously don't want to list out by name the number of indie game developers that they've apparently overlooked or chosen to ignore because it doesn't, what, feel as videogame-y as the rest? But, by taking a quick stroll through their staff picks, you can spot just how ridiculous their singling-out is." (Brandon Boyer, Kotaku)
Brandon is not the only one complaining about Vimeo's overt cultural racism. Remember Marquee Cornblatt's article "Censorship as Criticism: Performance Art and Fair Use in Virtual Territory" published on the Journal of Visual Culture April 2011vol. 10 no. 1 74-79? Here's the abstract
- "But is it art?": "The organisers of a new competition for games - the Gamecity prize - are calling for video games to be embraced as an art form. Charlie Higson, the writer of the Young James Bond books who was on the panel, and the writer Ekow Eshun, former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, discuss the merits of computer art." (BBC, Audio)
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