DiGRA '13 - Proceedings of the 2013 DiGRA International Conference: DeFragging Game Studies
, August, 2014
ISBN / ISNN: ISSN 2342-9666
This essay concerns with the overlap of interactive art and computer games. In order to arrive at a critique of the feasibility of using playability’s absence as a strategy in the design of ‘art games’, the essay contextualizes contemporary non-playable ‘art games’ in the discourses of both interactive art and computer games. For this purpose, a notion of ‘playability’ is derived from notions of freedom and responsibility. In the ‘cross-exposure’ of traditions, questions arise about authorship, and, the aesthetics and ethics of the relationship between the artworks and its audience.
art, art games, existentialism, interactive art, new media art, Phenomenology, philosophy of computer games, Playability, post-ludology, single-player computer games