Cory Archangel's work was nothing short of interesting. At the beginning of the presentation I didn't know what to make of the way he manipulated video games but by the end of the presentation I realized that by taking away the human element of video games (like he did with all of the bowling games that yielded an automatic gutter ball) he was able to make a strong point about how meaningless video games are to our society. By taking away the objective of the video games he manipulated he was able to show how pointless the really are. Growing up without video games in the house my parents taught me the value of finding joy in the simpler things in life. They taught me that you don't need to be stimulated by a screen at all times. I didn't find his art visually appealing but I have such a strong connection with his message that I began to truly enjoy his work. The only thing I would change about his work would be to somehow make his visuals more appealing.
Cory Archangel- The Video Game Manipulator
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