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Are Video Games Art? US Government Says Yes

CafeMom.com has a message for Roger Ebert: it turns out that video games ARE, in fact, art. The US government says so, so it must be true. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently expanded the guidelines for its new Arts in Media category, and in the process of doing so, declared all forms of media, including video games, content made for the Internet, and mobile technologies, as officially sanctioned art forms.

The reason the NEA’s endorsement is newsworthy is because it means digital artists—including video game creators—are now eligible for grants from the federal government to fund their projects.

As in, up to $200,000 of your tax dollars.

You can read more at http://thestir.cafemom.com/technology/120122/are_video_games_art_us