Video Games: The Art Form For The 21st Century

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Whether or not video games are truly art is a silly debate that keeps popping up everywhere–usually by those that continue to browbeat gaming based on games that are too (insert adjective here) for their tastes.

For me, it’s difficult to not think of them as art–and as a woefully under-developed medium to promote interaction, tell stories, and foster compelling learning experiences.

Media scholar Henry Jenkins explains, “What we’ve seen from games so far is just the beginning of what this medium is capable of doing. Games have become an art form, but I think they can become a richer and deeper art form. The art form for the 21st century.”

In the comments section, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the evolution of games, your use of them in learning, or simply your personal perception of them as a genre and medium.