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When: Fri., Aug. 8 2014

When Jonathan Kinkley was growing up in the 80s, his parents refused to buy him a Nintendo. So it was via dad's IBM PS/2 that the fledgling gamer got his fix of virtual environments, spending countless hours exploring the medieval fantasy land of King's Quest IV. Kinkley's love for video games hasn't waned. He studied art history as an undergrad at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and as a master's student at UIC, where he wrote his thesis on virtual art and architecture. Today he talks about video games from an art-historical standpoint. "We're seeing a new era of game design," he says, one aided by the democratization of development tools and by companies who have made it a priority to hire illustrators "plugged into the fine-art scene." Continue reading >>

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