Racketboy Podcast #23 – The Smithsonian’s “The Art of Video Games” Curator Chris Melissinos


Chris Melissinos, Curator of The Smithsonian’s  “The Art of Video Games” Exhibit

Chris Melissinos is a long time gamer, an innovator in the games industry, and a public voice about the importance of games in contemporary culture.  He is also the curator of the upcoming “The Art of Video Games” exhibit at The Smithsonian American Art Museum.  In this episode, Chris talks about some hopes for the exhibit, explains how he thinks about games as art, and reveals how online voting is playing a role in what games are included.

Incidentally, voting for games takes place through April 17th at www.artofvideogames.org.  Go cast your vote!


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Show Outline:

  • (Superman 64 Level 2 music and show theme music)
  • Dave’s Intro
  • Interview with Chris Melissinos
  • (intro to E.T. for the Atari VCS )
  • Dave’s Outro
  • (“The Last Battle” – from Chrono Trigger for the SNES)

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