Monday, 4 October 2010

Pac-Man exhibition

Visited 3331 Arts Chiyoda over the weekend. There are a group of small galleries and spaces, a cafe and central large exhibition area, all in a converted school (School 3331 as it was). It's free to enter – funding obviously comes from the ku (borough), Chiyoda. Back in the UK, the arts are facing big cuts – at least from central government. And I would think the same here. So I was a little surprised to come across it, both for that reason and because, well, I simply didn't know it existed.

Anyway, in this post, I'm not discussing the benefits or otherwise of local-government funding for arts. Just noting that the main exhibition was about three decades of Pac-Man. Three decades is ancient history in the timeline of computer games, though Pac-Man's simplicity means it still remains a favourite.

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