Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Moriarty, Brian (March 15, 2011), Opinion: Brian Moriarty's Apology For Roger Ebert, Game Set Watch, Retrieved on 2011-03-23
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    23 MAR 2011

     Roger Ebert's Response to Clive Barker

    Let's turn again to the golden boy. As you meet his haughty gaze, let me read you some of the things Roger Ebert has written about video games and art. "I believe art is created by an artist. If you change it, you become the artist." "Art seeks to lead you to an inevitable conclusion, not a smorgasbord of choices." "Video games represent a loss of those precious hours we have available to make ourselves more cultured, civilized and empathetic." At one point, Clive Barker pleaded, "I'm jus...
    Folksonomies: art video games expression
    Folksonomies: art video games expression
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    Barker argues that video games allow us to escape reality, Ebert retorts that we need to engage reality.

    23 MAR 2011

     Summary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

    [Schopenhauer] was also an atheist. He did not believe in a personal, omnipotent God. Instead, Schopenhauer believed that the essence of the universe is Being: a blind, irrational, unquenchable thirst to exist he called Wille zum Leben, and that everything we perceive is a representation of this Will to Live. Because we ourselves are products of Will, we spend most of our lives trapped in a cycle of striving and boredom. We're constantly willing ourselves to attain our goals, and when we d...
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    A brief explanation that sounds familiar to atheism/secularism.

    23 MAR 2011

     Glenn Gould Quote on the Romantic conception of art

    The concert pianist Glenn Gould characterized the Romantic conception of art most vividly when he wrote, "The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline, but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."
    Folksonomies: wonder art inspiration
    Folksonomies: wonder art inspiration
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    Art's intention is to create a lifelong sense of wonder.

    23 MAR 2011

     Video Games are Work Made Fun

    As you all know, games are about choices. Sid Meier famously defined games as "a series of interesting choices." And choice is the most fundamental expression of Will. How can an activity motivated by decisions, striving, goals and competition, a deliberate concentration of the force of Will, be used to transcend Will itself? You might as well try to smother a flame with oxygen. Game designers are taught that the ideal player experience is something called flow. Flow is that magical stat...
    Folksonomies: art expression flow
    Folksonomies: art expression flow
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    Possibly the most convincing argument that video games are not art.