• Posts Tagged ‘Art’

    No Fun at All

    by  • June 6, 2011 • Archive • 0 Comments


    This spring I had a chance to sit down with Ian Bogost and talk about Cow Clicker. Like a lot of people, I find Cow Clicker fascinating. Like a lot of people, I don’t think Cow Clicker is fun, at least in any ordinary sense. Perhaps unlike a lot of people, I think that...

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    Minecraft Urbanism and Taking the Fun Out of Place

    by  • December 17, 2010 • Archive • 1 Comment

    Minecraft has become a recent obsession. A sort of SimCity meets Lego meets Dungeons and Dragons, the emphasis is on building and exploration. And all the while you click away at the endless landscape of blocks, you have a feeling that the game is more important than just your latest game habit. This video...

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    Art Gallery Game

    by  • December 3, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    From the always remarkably smart and interesting Life Without Buildings blog: A sculptor with a sense of humor (“postmodernist fun,” some have said), Chris Saucedo creates site-specific work that transforms galleries into gameboards and back again. In the above image, a small scale-model of the New Orleans art gallery, Good Children, has been built in the...

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    Public Art WTF? Part 2

    by  • November 10, 2008 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Viewed from a distance, the pile of big read beans, or bags, on the east end of the 16th street pedestrian bridge, looks sort of like a pile of frosting or a Dr. Suess Christmas tree. Once you get closer, the color is a deep red that makes you think of blood and the limp elements...

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    Public art WTF?

    by  • November 8, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of public art. But this piece sprung up over night on my path to downtown and just remind me of….well, the mind sort of boggles doesn’t it? Bloody beans would be a generous description. Really, it just looks like a pile of crap. Who knows,...

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    Laughing at Goff

    by  • June 14, 2008 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anything that Charles Jenks writes is probably worth a look. But when he joyously points to the fun in Bruce Goff’s work, any serious student of play in architecture has to stop and consider what’s going on: Looking, learning and laughing with Bruce Goff It is impossible not to smile and laugh appreciatively when...

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