Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Getting A Degree In Games As Art

A whole new generation of kids can worry their parents with declared majors of Game Design – but this time, those kids are students at New York University, a school one thinks should know better.

Check out their homepage – it’s so legit, it makes me wonder why I stayed up until 3 a.m. playing Mass Effect when I could have been writing an exhaustively researched, extensively footnoted research paper on choice in Bioshock.

But I do wonder: how exactly do lonely, cloistered and horny NYU undergraduate males pitch their major to the opposite sex? “Girl, I construct reality using overlapping matrixes of choice and action?”

Do I even understand what I just said? No. But I’m pretty sure it would work on your average Kenyon College female.