Have you ever wondered how fun-loving pigs can be? Pigs are, after all, “cognitively complex”. They learn fast, have a sense of time, exhibit empathy, cooperate with members of their social communities, etc. In fact, many of their cognitive capacities can be compared to the ones displayed by other highly intelligent species we tend to respect more: dogs, chimpanzees, elephants, dolphins, etc.
It’s that time again! The Smithsonian American Art Museum is inviting all independent video game developers to submit their work to the museum’s fourth annual SAAM Arcade. This program is part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to the study and interpretation of video games as part of the national visual culture. We believe video games inspire interaction between players and creators and offer a compelling performance space, activated by artists and players alike. Our groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games (2012), was one of the first to explore the evolution of video games as an artistic medium.