NEA Now Awarding Grants to Gaming & Machinima


While critics like Roger Ebert say that video games can never be art, it seems the NEA has other opinions on the subject.

The National Eendowment for the Arts is now awarding grants to Gaming & Machinima, as well as “augmented reality, transmedia, and other variations of interactive content.” While “the main criterion for judging will be artistic merit and artistic excellence, with the ability β€œto reach a significant amount of the public… [and] demonstrate how they can do that,” this does come as a rather large victory to a generation who grew up with virtual media as prevalent force in their lives, and to the city of Austin, that has long been cultivating the Gaming industry, community, culture.

To find out more, head over to the New World Notes blog and read the full write-up.

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