In the spirit of the holiday season, Video Game Tourism is running an article I wrote about how winter is represented in virtual worlds and video games. The recent show at the Getty Center, Japan's Modern Divide, got me thinking about how inclement weather can be massively defining for the survival, architecture and culture of those that inhabit these snow lands (including when I lived in Minnesota). One of my favorite winter break activities is to run around exploring snowy zones in MMO's. Yet, this article came out of realizing that the full experience, both of darkness and warmth, that comes with struggling to inhabit any Snow Land seems to be missing in modern games. Enjoy!
Los Angeles based Subculture and architecture obsessed artist. Designer for creative music label Orenda Records; member of the Creative Underground Los Angeles multimedia collective; writer on art history and video games for Video Game Tourism; experimental photography contributor to Mouser. Curio is a public sketchbook of sorts - a place where I can explore the huge diversity of interests that are the foundation of my art in an informal way. Expect spelling errors.