If you happen to be in New York and can attend the Mead Festival, this is a very interesting slate of culture-oriented games.
This year’s event boasts 29 provocative films, two yes, two! dance parties, and for the first time: an arcade of insightful games that complement the theme of this year’s festival, “Whose Story Is It?”. The games will be housed in the Mead Arcade located in the museum’s Grand Gallery and will examine our understanding of culture, anthropology, media, and ethnography.This one-of-a-kind arcade experience is an example of the many new collaborations we’re participating in to further promote the depth and cultural relevance of games for change. The titles on display will provide new ways to discover how media can be used to experience other cultures and deliver social impact. The Museum is interested in probing how, and if, games can illuminate and add to Mead’s great legacy of how media newly engages people in understanding disparate cultures while asking the eternal question: What makes us human?