As if there wasn’t enough news about government waste at every level, here’s a new story just out:
The National Endowment for the Arts has declared Video Games a Valid Form of Art!
In case you haven’t been keeping track, the US Federal government has already spent more than $4,000,000,000 on what it calls “art.”
Specifically, the revisions for Arts in Media guidelines now state “all available media platforms such as the internet, interactive and mobile technologies, digital games, arts content delivered via satellite, as well as on radio and television.” Grantees can expect funding from $10,000 to $200,000, depending on the platform and complexity of the project.
- US Government Recognizes, Funds Video Games As Art (games.slashdot.org)
- What do Videogames do to Art? (bogost.com)
- US government now funds video games… if they’re “art” (arstechnica.com)