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"Asian American Arcade" Exhibit Opens at the Wing Luke Museum

For those of you in the Seattle area and/or visiting between now and mid-June, please check out the "Asian American Arcade" exhibit at the Wing Luke Musuem of the Asian Pacific American Experience...

For the last few months, I have had the esteemed pleasure and honor of serving on the community advisory committee that helped put this exhibit together.  Many thanks to Mikala Woodward, the Wing Luke, and everyone for such a great opportunity.  I also got to design a very simple live-action role-playing/alternate reality game called Wingtopia for the gallery experience (once the game information is live, I’ll post more).  You’re all invited to the exhibit opening next Thursday.  I will also be saying a few words at the opening reception:

Asian American Arcade
On display February 10 to June 17, 2012
George Tsutakawa Art Gallery

Come play! Asian American Arcade follows video games out of the arcades and into an art exhibition, where visitors will discover the creative power of this addictive, interactive medium. See video games and related artworks that explore questions of identity and community, imagination and learning, and the power of play in our lives.

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, February 9, 6-8pm

6-7pm Special preview for Museum Members and invited guests. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to lshaiken@wingluke.org or (206) 623-5124 x107.

7-8pm Open to the public, free admission, no RSVP required.

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Wow, Ed, this looks AMAZING. You have to tell us more about the artists and your own game design. What a stunning project - the curators and organizers should be so proud of launching such a great exhibit. Congrats to you and everyone else involved. 

Can you take pictures of the exhibit and post them with comments? Or share some of the contents some other way? 

Invite them to our upcoming game forum! 

I'm only disappointed that it wasn't open while we were all in Seattle! 

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