The Art of Video Games: Vote Now!
February 18, 2011
On March 16, 2012, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open The Art of Video Games, a major exhibition that will explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. We're working with curator Chris Melissinos to develop the exhibition, and have been having a lot of fun doing so! Video games are inherently interactive, so early on we decided that the selection of materials should be interactive, too. As Chris says, "we want the content of the exhibition to reflect the voices of the players as well as the artists and developers." For this reason, we are opening up the selection of games to a public vote!
We launched the voting website at noon on Monday, February 14 and were immediately overwhelmed with the huge response. After just four days, we’ve received almost 1 million votes from people in all 50 states and 139 countries! Voting will close on April 7, 2011, and we will announce the results in May. Click here to get started.
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