hyperallergic:

One Up! MoMA Acquires Its First Classic Video Games as Art
Hyperallergic has learned that through a quiet acquisition process undertaken over the past year led by architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art has brought 14 video games into its collection as a “new category” of artwork.

Well, this is news. Good or ill? Most of these are commercially successful and already quite well-known among gamers.  I wonder how the older ones will manifest themselves. Cartridges are probably not pleasant for conservators.

hyperallergic:

One Up! MoMA Acquires Its First Classic Video Games as Art

Hyperallergic has learned that through a quiet acquisition process undertaken over the past year led by architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art has brought 14 video games into its collection as a “new category” of artwork.

Well, this is news. Good or ill? Most of these are commercially successful and already quite well-known among gamers.  I wonder how the older ones will manifest themselves. Cartridges are probably not pleasant for conservators.

Backlogged haul from @QueensLibrary. Yes, there’s a theme: no levity.

Backlogged haul from @QueensLibrary. Yes, there’s a theme: no levity.

Well, compared to the other 54 hours, that really flew by. #roadtrippin no longer (at Terminal 5)

Well, compared to the other 54 hours, that really flew by. #roadtrippin no longer (at Terminal 5)

Marfa, TX (at Hotel Paisano)

Marfa, TX (at Hotel Paisano)

Highlights from The Land of Enchantment. #roadtrippin National Parks (at White Sands National Monument)

Highlights from The Land of Enchantment. #roadtrippin National Parks (at White Sands National Monument)

We’ve left Truth or Consequences far behind. #roadtrippin  (at In The Middle Of Nowhere, NM)

We’ve left Truth or Consequences far behind. #roadtrippin (at In The Middle Of Nowhere, NM)

Adios Alburquerque. #roadtrippin begins again. Southeast-ward!

Adios Alburquerque. #roadtrippin begins again. Southeast-ward!

Granite base of the obelisk with memorials to Los Alamos and fission - its peril and possibilities. #roadtrippin

Granite base of the obelisk with memorials to Los Alamos and fission - its peril and possibilities. #roadtrippin

Mike, the son of The Black Hole’s late founder shows us the obelisk that his father dreamed of erecting as a post-human monument to the dangerous power of our nuclear weapons. #nowar #roadtrippin

Mike, the son of The Black Hole’s late founder shows us the obelisk that his father dreamed of erecting as a post-human monument to the dangerous power of our nuclear weapons. #nowar #roadtrippin

The Black Hole Surplus Store and Museum - Everything ends up here. #roadtrippin #LosAlamos (at The Black Hole)

The Black Hole Surplus Store and Museum - Everything ends up here. #roadtrippin #LosAlamos (at The Black Hole)