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The Art of Video Games Lights Up the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Don't be fooled by the following words, while they may start

out like something only rich white women would be into, they

actually end up somewhere pretty cool. The Boca Raton Museum of Art currently has

an exhibition entitled the Art of Video Games.

This particular museum, though located in what is generally

known as no-man's-land for people under the age of 65, has hosted many a cool

exhibition. Boca, itself, gets kind of a bad rap for the aforementioned

reason, but this gaming exhibition is proof of growth. 


"Video games foster the mindset that allows creativity to grow," said Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, Inc. These words greet you as you enter the exhibition. Displays of older and newer systems along with interactive ways to learn more about them line the walls, each containing four games from a specific gaming era. They start at the beginning, the '70s through the early '80s.

Those interested in creating what would later become a worldwide phenomenon had very little in the way of pixels and color to work with. Pac-Man, for example, was one of the first arcade games that was brought into people's homes. The first version had only 4kb of memory, that's like half a Word document.