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access_time January 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM in Culture by AJ Dellinger

The Smithsonian is Paying Tribute to Art in Games

Who says video games aren’t art? (Aside from Roger Ebert, but I try to blank out that fact because I like his opinions on most other things.) The Smithsonian Museum thinks the art of games are worth recognizing, and we’ve got to agree with them. They’ll be launching GameFest, a dedication to the Art of Video Games, the third weekend of March.

The event will feature some of the biggest names in gaming, including Ken Levine of Irrational Games, Robin Hunicke and Kellee Santago of ThatGameCompany, a keynote from Atari founder Nolan Busnell, and more. There will be music from 8 Bit Weapon, ComputeHer and TriForce Quartet as well. Plus, you know, games. You can download the full schedule here. Mark your calendars for this one, it’s going to be one hell of a weekend.


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