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The Hidden truth that I was trying to reveal with my poorly photo shopped images was that today in this world, money equals power. The reason why I say that, Is because today we live in an era where the elite have had control of the most money ever in history. Humans used to live off the land, whatever they could grow and raise around them, and never had much to themselves. then several thousand years ago the idea currency was introduced to the world, and now today in the modern era the wealthiest 2 percent of the people in this world happen to own more than half the worlds wealth.
They have become so powerful from their wealth, that they have been able to manipulate the laws in order for them to keep funneling profits into their pockets and further disrupting the even distribution of cash around the world. If the world continues to go the way it does with its wealth, soon we will all be slaves to a very few amount of unbelievably rich and powerful people. Governments and major corporations are to blame for the majority of the money imbalances.
The government is to blame because many governments are for the most part run by very wealthy people. They use their wealth to pay for lavish campaigns, win seats in their government and then work on passing bills and laws that are beneficial only to themselves and not for the general public.
Major corperations around the world take advantage of their wealth by going to impoverished countries to find the cheapest labor they can pay for, so they can reap the most possible amount of profit from thier work. People end up working like slaves for very low wages, while the rich company owners and investors just sit around and watch their wallets get fat.
There is plenty of evidence of what is going on all around us. Just look at the computer you’re using, Look at the cell phone that you own, look all around you. For the most part, EVERYTHING was outsourced to a heavily impoverished country for extremely cheaper labor costs, so that you and I can buy stuff at normal price, while the corporations themselves pocket the most money out of all.
I believe everyone has their own different interpretation of what Art can and cannot be, so there isn’t really a wrong answer to the question. I agree that Video games can definitely be considered art, the people who help create and design the games can be considered artists, and the people who play the game can be considered people viewing the art, or driving the art. As times change, styles of art change as well, and we are heading in to a digital age. I think it is completely logical to categorize many of today’s video games as art.
Certainly not all video games are created with a lot of artisticness. For instance, a lot of people might consider shooter games like Left 4 Dead or Counterstrike to be too basic to be considered art. But other games that have heavy story lines, cut scenes, and beautiful landscapes are in my opinion are works of art.
Games like Half Life 2, Red Dead Redemption, and even Grand Theft Auto have gigantic detailed maps for players to roam freely around on. I would have to say that having the ability to roam around an entire city that has been rendered in a video game as a pretty significant work of art, especially for the developers who make the maps.
In the Retroforce podcast, the hosts talk about video games and art, and the games they talk about are definitely good examples of games that can be considered art. Games like Shadow of the colossus -though I have never played it – after watching the YouTube video of the game play I would consider it a good example of video game art.
Here is the video of me explaining my interpretation of Youtube.
My life in a day was a great experience, I really enjoyed it because I was able to do it with the people I love. I feel like I did a really good job because I carried my camera around with me and was creative by answering the questions in different areas.