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9-04-2007 @ 5:11AM
I don't mean to insult anyone. I can certainly appreciate that different people perceive art differently. As it happens, I'm studying for an MFA at the moment at this university where I live in China, and a couple years ago we had an exchange with a European university in which they came over and shared lots of their artwork with us. Some of it was neat, but for the most part, I wasn't moved at all. The things they were really proud of didn't seem like art at all to me. Maybe I was blocked? Sure. I just didn't have the same experience they did, and that's okay.I don't see any need to define art in an absolutely way such that what I do is art and what they do isn't. That would be pretty hard, and I don't see how it would really help. If you can see some art in WoW, then great! If not, well... enjoy whatever you do think is art and have a nice day!Think of my message this way. I'm sharing my own experience, and suggesting that as more and more people have a similar experience, one day video games will be given the same respect that symphonies and portraits have.I grant you that what we see today is only a beginning. Video games still have a lot of limitations that they need to overcome. On the other hand, we've come a long way since Pong and Pac Man, and that deserves to be recognized.
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