HEY! PLAY! Games in Modern Culture
October 20th 2017 – March 10th 2018

WBEZ Morning Shift: It’s All Fun And Games: Exhibit Explores The Culture Of Gaming

Newcity: It’s Time to Play: A Conversation with the Curators of the New Game Design Show Coming to the Chicago Design Museum

Chicago Tribune: Putting Video Games on Gallery Walls

Games are a rich, dynamic medium that live in consoles and controllers as much as they do our own bodies, minds, and social relationships. The gaming industry is worth more than $100 billion and stretches far beyond what we typically see. Artists and designers are creating games about personal challenges, games that facilitate spiritual awakening, and games that challenge, edify, and critique our societies and cultures.

HEY! PLAY! Games in Modern Culture” showcases a cross-section of compelling examples from this diverse medium, and demonstrates that at heart, we are all gamers.

Curated by Brian Schrank, Chair of Game Design and Associate Professor at DePaul University, and LeAnne Wagner, Partner at Adjust Creative and Professional Lecturer at DePaul University. Exhibition Chair: Lance Curran. Sponsored by School of the Art Institute of ChicagoEmporium Arcade BarTribeca Flashpoint College21st AmendmentM1 Interactive and Code of Conduct Tattoo.