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06.22.12 Joshua Rivera

Confession: I commute from New Jersey. Every day, I catch the same train at the same time at the same station to get to Penn just before 9:00 AM, just like hundreds of others. I see dozens of the same people every day, but we remain anonymous to each other—both familiar and stranger, totally apathetic […]

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06.15.12 Jay Smooth

Why dudes need to tell other dudes to stop making asses of themselves on the internet. […]

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06.04.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a short stroll through video game history, a supercut made entirely from audiovisuals of games: Pong, Robotron, Asteroids, Super Mario, Street Fighter II and 4, Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Gear Solid 1, 3 and 4, Uncharted 3, Luigi’s Mansion, Halo, Gears of War… That’s right. It feels quite redundant to call this a chiptunes […]

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11.03.11 Marina Galperina

Street artist and animator Diego Bergia aka Lepos combines his love for ’90s arcade gaming and graffiti with the latest “arcade clip” set in San Francisco, complete with “some rooftop roller-hit action at historic Fort Mason!” Who wouldn’t want to play that? […]

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09.20.11 Marina Galperina

Casey Weldon’s Atari “Combat” inspired Tiananmen Squared and a Super Smooth Mario from Dabs Myla are just some of the painterly, sculpture-ly, embroidery-ly, arty ditties at Gallery 1988’s latest themed group exhibit. They’ve got lots, because vintage gaming is bottomless barrel of fan art fodder and shall always be. “Old School Video Game Show,” Group Show, Sep 16 – Oct […]

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09.16.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s a excellent little online 8-bit “video game” so everyone can experience the intricacies and frustrations of Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present MoMA performance. Just make sure to click in during museum hours, NYC time, or you won’t get in. Ha! Ha! […]

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05.26.11 Marina Galperina

Wrist goiters, bleeding thumbs, twisted shoulders, oh my! Project Game Arthritis is a pseudo-scientific, systematic study of gaming afflictions, from Xbox Hypertrophy to 3D Optical Disorder. These dramatizations are inspired by ’80s and ’90s anti-new-tech propaganda and modern day media hush-hush about possible dangers, diseases and deformations caused by too much virtual zombie killing. “What […]

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02.04.11 Marina Galperina

This Frogger poster reminds you to “Keep Your Tadpoles Safe! Teach Them to Always… Look Both Ways!” Video games: fine fodder for fine art and sound advice. See Gallery 1988’s other minimalist, faux-vintage and pixel-arty posters here. “Multiplayer,” Group Show, Jan 15 – Feb 4, Gallery 1988: Venice, Santa Monica […]

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10.27.10 Marina Galperina

Watch itsy 16-bitsy Daniel Plainview dodge chucked Bibles, dynamite some shafts and do bowling ball damage on preacher Eli in this in-game footage of Super There Will Be Blood for SNES. Yes. […]

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09.23.10 Marina Galperina

One of the videos short-listed for exhibition at the Guggenheim in YouTube exhibit is a juxtaposition of Call of Duty gameplay and the U.S. Army’s “collateral murder” snuff video from WikiLeaks. […]

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