Here is my challenge to Roger: Why is Monkey Island not art, yet, the Pirates of the Caribbean movie is art?
I will hold the story and characters of Monkey Island up to the Pirates of the Caribbean movie any day. The story in Monkey Island 1 and 2 is as deep and complex and interesting as that of Pirates of the Caribbean. The characters are as living and real and developed as you’ll find in any film, I’d even argue more so since you can have conversations with them and explore the nooks and crannies of their stories in a way a movie or book cannot.
So, Roger, play Monkey Island. Really play it. Don’t have someone that has played it tell you about it. Don’t get someone to play it for you. Don’t read about it on Wikipedia. Play it and let it swallow you and then tell me it’s not art.
The final project of this year; based on ‘Tempus Fugit’.
Time Travel was the first thing to spring to mind, after a good week long mind boggle the resulting outcome were six hanging zoetropes, each featuring a hand-made collage demonstrating a different view on the subject of ‘Time Travel’. Upon spinning different patterns occurred, think wormhole effects and flashing lines.
The featured collages are; 12 Monkeys, Back to the Future, Donnie Darko, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan.