A longtime game designer and collector of gaming systems, Chris Melissinos is the guest curator of the “The Art of Video Games” exhibition, which opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. on March 16.
Melissinos, who is former chief evangelist and chief gaming officer for Sun and founder of PastPixels, talked with Network World associate news editor Ann Bednarz about why the art of video games is different from other artistic media, the “separation anxiety” he’s feeling after loaning many of his vintage gaming systems to the travelling exhibition, and why now is the opportune time for an exhibition like this.
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