Artists, Even Game Developers, Are Weird. That's A Good Thing.

Video games have their rockstars. But they're not the same kind of rockstars as the ones who strut around in dresses made of meat or go on talk shows to argue about their Twitter feuds. Compared to pop music or Hollywood, games often seem like they have a culture of celebrity that's far more subtle. Nonexistent, even.… » 4/16/14 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

It's Not Aladdin's Magic Carpet But It's Close

Earlier this month, French "transmedia installation designer" Miguel Chevalier (that's Unnecessarily Pretentious Jargon for "artist") turned the Moroccan cathedral Sacré Coeur into a shimmering spectacle of lights and responsive surfaces with his latest project, Magic Carpets 2014. » 4/11/14 7:30pm 4/11/14 7:30pm

Abandoned Malls Look Like Sad, Empty Video Games

There's a Facebok group called Dead Mall Enthusiasts. It's a fascinating collection of photos people have taken of abandoned malls across America. There are all kinds of socioloical reasons why that's interesting, but what's really got me is how they look like a video game artist's portfolio come to life. » 4/10/14 10:23pm 4/10/14 10:23pm