The Savannah College of Art and Design, in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology Digital Media program, will host the first Art History of Games conference Feb. 4-6.
The three-day public symposium will bring together experts in game studies, art history and related areas of cultural studies to investigate games as an art form.
The conference will be held at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Auditorium in midtown Atlanta, courtesy of the High Museum of Art.
Matthew Maloney, digital animator and associate dean for the SCAD School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts, described the Art History of Games conference as timely.
"Games and art have connections going back to the early 20th century, but the subject is not very well explored," he said.
"While there is much discussion on whether games are art, it is often limited to comparisons to Hollywood cinema rather than contemporary art.
This symposium will provide a venue for artists, scholars and game developers to expand on games as a form of art as well as set the path for conversations going forward."
The conference offers attendees access to leading artists and academics in the gaming industry with talks and Q&A sessions.
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