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The Game Renaissance: Art History for Game Devs


This session is the fun, informative art history class that you never had. John Sharp, an art historian and game designer, surveys the history of art and its production, use and status. In the process, he touches on the invention of Art, the role of technology in its creation, and the impact of industrialization and mechanization on its current state. John also looks at the strong parallels between the birth of Art during the Renaissance and the rise of computer and video games and for all.

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  • GDC 2010
  • John Sharp
  • Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta
  • free content
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts