Day of the Figurines

Just been listening to Matt Adams from Blast Theory talk about their new online SMS game Day of the Figurines.

It is interesting that the technology available to artists now seems to have caught up (almost) with the ideas. I remeber when I was first commissioned any digital art in 1993, what you had was a Mac LC and photoshop and that seemed very cool. But artists always wanted to do more and the ideas were always more interesting that the results. I guess in some ways this is still true but the gap is closing and the technology is becomming less of an issue and more of a tool.

The game they have build warrents attention, it is curious and exploritory and I like the idea of SMS being a cultural space. Where are the new cultural spaces beyond the museums and galleries. Discuss.

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