Episode 251: Why Video Games Should Be Considered As Art

3rd World Geeks

Hiya!

When I was studying in college, one of my instructors was a real art snob. I wouldn’t say he was in the level of pretentious but she was the kind of girl who believed that “true” art came from geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and other painters who were named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or is that the other way around)? She was the kind of person who was rather hoity-toity and would only go watch those weird arthouse and indy films that concentrated only on “exploring the essence of being a human being” and would scoff at the very idea of pop culture ever being called art. To give you an idea of how she was against pop culture as art, she actually detests the works of Andy Warhol because she cannot fathom why the most prominent art critics would go gaga over paintings of…

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