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Lately it seems that tetris has become my entire life. I could use some analogy and say that every portion of my well rounded existance correlates with a tetragon. Every piece falingl together as I play, but I won't. I've just been playing a lot of tetris because its an easy procrastion.
Interestingly I've also been doing a lot of rock climbing, which is kind of tetris in reverse when you think about it.
I'm not too sure about any other particular interests but I find I'm well informed about world status. I do this by checking my email every five minutes. You never know, someone might have written to you since you last looked. I'm also interested in philosophical physics which is like saying you like religous mathematics or even possibly metaphysical cooking. Except I do actually like it.
I also like noise in the background. My favourite is a radio on just loud enough to hear a humm but not loud enough to actually hear the moronic things that radio DJ's are actually saying.
I dont have a T.V
If anyone finds out anything interesting about me, it would be really good if they could tell me. Unfortunatly I always seem to the last person to find out about things, especially about my own life.
As a side note if anyone could also let me know how they put the fillings in chocolates I'd also be very interested.
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drhqnril
8:50 PM on 09.28.2007

This is really getting to me. Everywhere I look at the moment everyone is arguing about games as art.
People itís the dumbest argument ever.
Computer games are not art. What the hell is then?
No seriously. What is art?
In 1917 a guy called Duchamp stuck a urinal in a gallery. He called it art

ďBy conferring the status of "art" to a urinal Duchamp forced viewers to see the object in a new light. Doing so overthrew artistic conventions concerning meaning and aesthetics. The context of an object has a significant effect on the meaning one gathers from that object. In a broad context, the Fountain reminds the viewer of how interpretation and meaning are inherently relative and dependent upon perspective.Ē
- wiki

His point is anything is art if you decide it is.
Stop the incessant arguing. Halo (and I hate to say this) is art. So is Okami. So was Zork and so was SQ1. Wolfenstien is art. MarioKarts is art. even mortal kombat II was art (to me).
Every aspect of every game is art. the music is art, the story is art. the 3d poly sculptures are art. When it fails it's just bad art. does that make it no longer art?

The one thing games arenít, is a comparable medium. Thatís like trying to say books have less meaning artistically than music.

wiki's references
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchamp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_%28Duchamp%29



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