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District of Play: DC’s Vibrant Video Game Scene

April 6, 2017

Time's running out to submit your game to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's SAAM Arcade. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2017. Below, Dorothy Ann Phoenix of the International Game Developers Association's DC Chapter discusses the great opportunities available to gamers and game developers in DC.


Yes We Can [Edit Wikipedia]!

March 8, 2017

Join SAAM for a very special Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017.


Submit Your Game to the 2017 SAAM Arcade!

February 24, 2017

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is inviting independent video game developers to show their work at the museum's annual SAAM Arcade this August 5-6, 2017.


A Pocket-Sized WONDER in Virtual Reality

October 4, 2016

We've launched "Renwick Gallery WONDER 360" as our first major experiment with producing immersive VR experiences. I hope you'll download it, and please let us know what you think by rating it in the app store!


Some Strings Attached: the willful marionette at SAAM

July 15, 2016

SAAM's annual birthday celebration honoring the legacy of media pioneer Nam June Paik—an artist known for his interest in robotics and humanizing technology—featured artists Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault. Their work, the three-foot tall the willful marionette was built from 3-D scanned images of a human figure. It addresses what the artists refer to as "the frailty of the human body."