The ability of players to interact with games has fundamentally changed them, Lowood said. Computer games, once seen as commercial products or a one-way communication between designer and player, are now seen as a much more open kind of medium that people can contribute to in other ways, he said. “So much of the content of a game is now generated by players. Games have become a platform that people can use creatively. As a medium, computer games offer many different opportunities for people to express themselves — including artistic expression and political expression.” — Barbara Palmer —Computer games under sociological microscope in Cantor exhibit (Stanford University)
I’ve followed Henry Lowood’s work from afar — his exhibit sounds fantastic. Wish I could see it.