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Pac-Man? Tetris? Another World? Yup, the MoMA’s got that.

In light of your recent conversations about materiality and the terrific “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums” panel Wednesday, I thought that some folks might be interested in this blurb about the MoMA acquiring fourteen video games:

We are very proud to announce that MoMA has acquired a selection of 14 video games, the seedbed for an initial wish list of about 40 to be acquired in the near future, as well as for a new category of artworks in MoMA’s collection that we hope will grow in the future. This initial group, which we will install for your delight in the Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries in March 2013, features:

Pac-Man (1980)
Tetris (1984)
Another World (1991)
Myst (1993)
SimCity 2000 (1994)
vib-ribbon (1999)
The Sims (2000)
Katamari Damacy (2004)
EVE Online (2003)
Dwarf Fortress (2006)
Portal (2007)
flOw (2006)
Passage (2008)
Canabalt (2009)

The blog post is an enjoyable and informative read.

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2012/11/29/video-games-14-in-the-collection-for-starters?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=blog%2Bpost%2B11-29-12

One Response to Pac-Man? Tetris? Another World? Yup, the MoMA’s got that.

  1. Jenn Gapetz December 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Tetris! Thanks for posting. (Just FYI–CUNY students get into MoMA for free.)

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