I'm sure you've heard every possible reply to your recent article and your belief that "video games can never be art", however, I'd like to take a moment and offer a couple of thoughts.
I grew up watching you and, as I've respected you. Because, as time has gone on and as technology has grown and changed, you've grown and changed with it. Your twitter account, if nothing else, is a prime example. Loads of journalists have been left behind by the "new media", but you've found a voice here in the ether in a very real way.
One of my biggest fears is that, as I age, I'll stop finding new music interesting, or I'll freeze in some outdated fashion style, or that I won't understand new gadgets. That I'll end up like many older people, locked onto my oldies radio station and wearing the same style I did when I was 40.
I fear, in short, that I'll become someone who is unable to appreciate and experience new things because I just don't "get" them and get "old".
You state that video games can't be art, but you don't play them. So, if you have no experience, how can you make that statement?
Art is subjective. It always has been. It is created by one and then experienced by others. You mention your "taste" and that you think it's better than others. However, that's subjective as well.
Why was Warhol considered art? Or Lichtenstein? They were cutting edge. Lots of people thought they were crap.
What makes them art? How are they different than a comic book? Or a video game in this day and age? Videogames are drawn (albeit digitally). They are created. They are immersive. They transport players to other worlds, sensation, experiences. Just like music, paintings and sculptures can.
Am I saying all video games are "art"? No. However, there is a lot of "art" out in the world that I don't get either.
Explain to me how this:
is more artistic than this:
They both took time, skill, creativity, talent and imagination. They are both considered art by others.
I don't care if you ever play a video game. That's not the point.
But I am asking you to take a look at the possibility that you're in danger of getting "old" and "set in your ways"
I think that would be a shame.
Best and thanks,
Geek Girl Diva.