Art, Games

Scott McCloud | Journal » Archive » Wrong Question?

If you’re asking if videogames are art, I think you’re asking the wrong question. I don’t think art is an either/or proposition. Any medium can accommodate it, and there can be at least a little art in nearly everything we do. Once in a while, someone makes a work in their chosen medium so driven by aesthetic concerns and so removed from any other consideration that we trot out the A-word, but even then it’s a matter of degrees, and for most creative endeavors you can find a full spectrum from the sublime to the mundane.

This all started with Roger Ebert's post stating that "Video games can never be art" – which, as much as I respect Ebert, is a completely baseless statement.

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