I’m conducting an experiment. Every first Tuesday of a month, I’ll post something of note that we can all discuss together in the comments. Think of it as a digital roundtable seminar. Last month’s seminar is still going and will remain open through December since several readers have requested more time.
As for this month’s seminar, first you’ll want to watch the video that follows. Then we can discuss the opening question, which appears below the video.
Player Two (1 min 45 secs)
Here’s the opening question:
Player Two is a work of art based on a comment made on a Youtube video based on video games. The series of art works and audience interactions that resulted in this film could’ve only come about as it did here and now.
If you scroll through the comments section on the original video published two years ago, you find that 00WARTHERAPY00’s comment received more attention and continues now to receive more attention than the original video. In the story, 00WARTHERAPY00 has an old Xbox that leads to something new. What can this story and its genesis tell us about how old things become new?