+1 credits

Grumpy backwards people may still be claiming that videogames are not art, but they behave like many other art worlds. From an IGN news article on videogames [HT: my G+ stream]:

“There’s a tendency among the press to attribute the creation of a game to a single person,” says Warren Spector, creator of Thief and Deus Ex.”

“See what you just did there?” Spector, the creator of Deus Ex 2, did not add. “And there again! Stop it!”

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

One thought on “+1 credits”

  1. great example. i read the NYer profile of Miyamoto last year but I took a rather naive reading of it and it didn’t occur to me to make the connection to auteur theory and all that.
    in other news, i was just writing about the myth of individual authorship and that sort of thing in a “culture reviews” article that Jenn asked me to write for the next Contexts.


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