Feature length documentary on Minecraft.
We’re on the cusp of a new age of art making. Videogames have made their way into the MOMA and overtaken film and television as the largest entertainment industry in the world. In the not so distant future, we’re going to be looking back to Minecraft is one of the most important innovations in not only the history of gaming but of art making in the information age.
Videogames are still a very young art form and should be watched with a very careful eye. We’re beginning to see interesting developments in the medium particularly in regards to the open-source independently developed game. There’s something truly amazing about an interactive piece of art where the user is allowed to and encouraged to make their own alterations to it.
Minecraft was created to be built upon by its users and, as a result of that, Mojang created a piece of art that is constantly evolving and changing with each use. Such a thing was not possible until this stage of human development and I hope to see this idea expanded upon in art to come.
If you haven’t played Minecraft yet and are interested in it or have played it and want to learn more about it, check out the documentary here.