Saturday, June 17, 2017

Video Games Matter

It always interesting how so many aspects of our society reflect the entertainment of the times. Just as the success of Roosevelt reflected the power of radio and the election of Kennedy, the cultural and political power of television, it may be that our current political dislocation reflects the onetime power of reality television.

Someday our broader culture, and maybe even our politics and policy will reflect the power, pervasiveness and art of video games. These games have gone mainstream, and today statistics show that the majority of American households play them. Andrew Ervin gives us a players eye view in Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World.

My conversation with Andrew Ervin: