Federico Alvarez Igarzábal

Federico studied Audiovisual Communications and Visual Arts in Córdoba, Argentina. He has worked as a researcher and teacher at different institutions, including the University of Cologne, where he currently works on his PhD thesis on the topic of temporal structures in video games and time perception. He also works as a media artist and has exhibited his work in different galleries and museums in Argentina. At the Cologne Game Lab he assists with the management and development of study programs and student counseling.

Video games as an art form - Thoughts on a recurring debate and the elusive nature of art

5. April 2014 ·
As a game scholar and as a gamer, sooner or later one comes upon an uncomfortable question: are video games art? As video games started gaining popularity, they have become the center of a polarized debate focused on this enquiry. I could try to dissect the arguments of Kellee Santiago,...
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