Videogames and Art

Second Edition

Edited by Andy Clarke and Grethe Mitchell

Edited by Andy Clarke and Grethe Mitchell

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

260 pages | 80 halftones | 7 x 9
Paper $57.00 ISBN: 9781841504193 Published February 2014
Videogames are firmly enmeshed in modern culture. Acknowledging the increasing cultural impact of this rapidly changing industry on artistic and creative practices, Videogames and Art features in-depth essays that offer an unparalleled overview of the field.

Together, the contributions position videogame art as an interdisciplinary mix of digital technologies and the traditional art forms. Of particular interest in this volume are machinima, game console artwork, politically oriented videogame art, and the production of digital art. This new and revised edition features an extended critical introduction from the editors and updated interviews with the foremost artists in the field. Rounding out the book is a critique of the commercial videogame industry comprising essays on the current quality and originality of videogames.

Contents

Introduction

Grethe Mitchell and Andy Clarke

 

Section I: Overviews

 

From Appropriation to Approximation

Axel Stockburger

 

Meltdown

Rebecca Cannon

 

Videogames as Literary Devices

Jim Andrews

 

High-Performance Play: The Making of Machinima

Henry Lowood

 

“Cracking the Maze”: Curator’s Note

Anne-Marie Schleiner

 

Section II: Artists on Art

 

Two Interviews with Brody Condon

Andy Clark

 

In Conversation Fall 2003 and Spring 2012: Interviews with Joesph Delappe

Jon Winet

 

Figures in a Landscape: In Conversation with Gibson/Martelli (igloo)

Grethe Mitchell

 

The Idea of Doing Nothing: An Interview with Tobias Bernstrup

Francis Hunger

 

Staying in to Play: The Works of John Paul Bichard

John Paul Bichard

 

An Interview with Eddo Stern

Andy Clarke and Grethe Mitchell

 

The Isometric Museum: The Sim Gallery Online Project (an interview with Curators Katherine Isbister and Rainey Straus)

Jane Pinckard

 

The Evolution of a GBA Artist (2004)

Paul Catanese

 

From Fictional Videogame Stills to Time Travelling with Rosalind Brodsky, 1991-2005

Suzanne Treister

 

Virtual Retrofit (or What Makes Computer Gaming So Damn Racy?)

M.A. Greenstein

 

Perspective Engines: An Interview with JODI

Francis Hunger

 

How Independent Game Development looked in 2002 (an interview with Julian Oliver and Kipper)

Melanie Swalwell

 

Medieval Unreality: Initiating an Artistic Discourse on Albania’s Blood Feud by Editing a First-Person Shooter Game

Nina Czegledy and Maia Engeli

 

Section III: Games and Other Art Forms

 

Should Videogames be Viewed as Art?

Brett Martin

 

Some Notes on Aesthetics in Japanese Videogames

William Huber

 

The Computer as a Dollhouse (excerpts)

Tobey Crockett

 

Networking Power: Videogame Structure from Concept Art

Laurie Taylor

 

Fan Art as a Function of Agency in Oddworld Fan Culture

Gareth Schott and Andrew Burn

 

Will Computer Games Ever Be a Legitimate Art Form?

Ernest W. Adams

 

Notes on Contributors and Artists

 

 

 

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