PBS Arts Explores World of Video Games

Posted on October 28, 2011

PBS Arts Off Book web series looks at the world of video games. PBS Arts says in its description for the video that video games are important and that we are in the middle of an explosion of gaming activity. This is certainly true.

Video games are important. They are a storytelling medium, a place for self-expression, a sandbox for the human imagination, and an extension of an ages old tradition of gaming. We play out some of the most essential aspects of our culture in games, and we learn more about ourselves and the world around us in the process. From the powerful cinematic experiences of mainstream gaming, to the hyper-personal environments of indie games, we are in the midst of an explosion of gaming activity that, as some predict, will continue to define the way we live and interact with information, and each other, far into the future.
The interesting video features interviews with Game designer Eric Zimmerman, game studies scholar Jesper Juul, game journalist Leigh Alexander and game designer Syed Salahuddin. Take a look:

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