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I’m an artist working in the bay area / silicon(e) valley.
I decided to join destructiod when I realized I was a RetroforceGO addict

Consoles:
Atari 800
NES
SNES
TurboGrafx

Interested in: retro, indi, mmo, new genres

I see games as the artform of my generation.
Also I teach college.

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johnpierre
2:23 AM on 08.25.2009

Eventually videogames will replace college and Destructoid will be the syllabus.










So let me preference this with a little back-story about my life. Hmmm, how do I say this in a way that makes total sense... I am a member of the only Non-Governmental Aid Organization in Azeroth. We help those in need in war-torn areas much like the read cross helps people on earth. We are known as the 3rd faction, we try to promote peace between horde and alliance on a PVP server. Not an easy task. For the past several months we have performing outreach events around Silicone Valley and Demon Soul. All of these events have now culminated in our big unveiling of /hug at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach California. The exhibit, WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon, opens this weekend and runs through October 4th. If you are in the SoCal region come check it out. There are a bunch of awesome artists in the exhibition and Laguna will be hosting WoW related art events all month in conjunction with the show. Game culture was a subculture, now we are just becoming culture.



...And now, a message from /hug.









Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I know this is super last minute but M. dot Strange, creator of We Are The Strange will be on blogtalk radio tonight at 11:00.

If you haven’t seen We Are The Strange, you can find it on torrent legally. It is almost unbearable, as it will melt your brain.








johnpierre
12:49 AM on 01.30.2009

…Um hey… everybody. I’m a d-toid newb. I’m not really sure how introductions are supposed to work. So Im just going to jump in. I’m a new media artist.
For me this space feels like a good area to collect my thoughts on gaming based arts research. I apologize if anything I post in this blog is old news. I think a lot of times it will be. So again sorry.

I am old. My childhood memories are Atari, NES, SNES based. I remember watching this “report” as a kid and knowing what I was going to be saving up for… for a long time. (seriously, I made like 5 cents a day from my chores)