- Ludic Cartography. Mapping Gamespaces
- Past Projects
- Preserving Virtual Worlds
- Research and Publication
In thinking about what to post, I was debating many different topics, most having to do with some company's history or maybe a specific box motif from the mid-80s. Then I opened a storage container that seemed to crystalize the post-to-be in my mind and tie in two very important trends from the modern newscape. The first being the impending collapse of the capitalist system, and the second, the rise in videogame sales.
I am happy to announce that Avatar. An Experience into the Virtual World will open on October 10 2008 at the Museo Tridentino di Art Naturali in Trento, Italy. Curated by Carlo Maiolini, Avatar is a major event dedicated to the art and culture of virtual worlds. If you're lucky enough to travel to Northern Italy this Fall you will find a piece of both How Got Game and the Stanford Humanities Lab in the exhibition. In fact, I had the opportunity to contribute to the production of Avatar together with many Italian researchers, journalists, and curators.
Although I have a good deal of posts in the pipe that are more edifying to the history of video games, it's going to be a little bit longer. So in the mean time I figure I'd share with you one of my favorite Nintendo finds of late. The 1990 Nintendo Power Game Calendar, rife with daring, intrigue, and terrible looking 3D monstrocities. Won't you take a look?
In the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, we are exploring many methods for preserving the software and data of virtual worlds. Another central concern is making sure that an archival record remains of the activities and events that have occurred in these worlds.
Hello, and welcome to the official blog for the Stephen M. Cabrinety Collection in the History of Microcomputing Library. This space will mainly function as a showcase for different items in the collection, along with mild commentary and analysis of said objects.