Art and Design: Games and Playable Media

ARTG 25 Games as Art & Activism

Games are art forms that are widely accessed across a multitude of modern social, cultural, political, and media landscapes. Many games—from ancient to contemporary—express compelling sociopolitical perspectives and critiques. This course explores games as art with a focus on works that intentionally invite social action and change through performance, play, or participation. Games are discussed from critical, artistic, and aesthetic frameworks. Creative assignments and projects are used to explore methods and approaches for creating expressive games and other forms of radical play.



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