Tommy Tallarico Makes the Case for Games as Art at TEDx

Tommy Tallarico at tedx
Tommy Tallarico at tedx

Tommy Tallarico holds the world record for working on the most video games with over 300 titles under his belt. He is a veteran of the gaming industry, namely in the music space, but also as an ambassador for the medium itself.

Recently, at TEDx, Tommy gave an 18-minute presentation on the touchy subject of video games being treated as art. Most of us who eat, sleep, and breathe the video game industry probably wholeheartedly agree that certain games we’ve played could be placed in a museum, or even be shown off at a movie theater. Regrettably, the outside world doesn’t really feel this way. Most non-gamers consider the medium to be a time waster, or juvenile, and they don’t feel that games should be considered works of art.

Tallarico’s presentation may not win the masses over to the cause, but it’s an informative look at the industry’s past, present, and future, and one worth listening to if you have some free time. I for one am a proponent for video games as art, and found Tommy’s presentation to be refreshing. Head on down below to hear what this long time industry vet has to say about the subject.

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