People in the Oakland area can now have a side of culture with their games. The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) will be opening their first public exhibit, a showcase cataloguing the evolution of 3D, on December 3rd. The exhibit features a variety of landmark video games in 3D development, such as Web Warp, Starfox, and Virtua Fighter. Of course, the museum encourages visitors to experience the titles for themselves on their collection of computer and consoles. The History of 3D showcase will be open on weekends throughout December with a suggested donation of $10.
But that's not all The MADE has for gamers since their October debut. The museum also hosts fighting game tournaments every Tuesday at 7 pm and offers free programming classes for children on Saturdays. As The MADE gets more well established, expect a wide variety of exhibits to preserve the history of digital media.
"Digital games without a doubt have become one of the central creative media available for entertainment, art and other forms of expression. So much so that contemporary cultural history is difficult to talk about without including digital games. As a result, not only will the history of this medium be lost if we do not preserve the history of digital games, but there is more at stake: we will be unable to provide a complete cultural history of our times." -Henry Lowood, Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections at Stanford University Libraries and founding member of The MADE's board of directors.
Anyone in the San Francisco area that can make it to the History of 3D exhibit should definitely make the pilgrimage and let us know in the comments what they thought of the exhibit.