Showing the Art of Games to the World January 15, 2012
We, the gamers, know what makes video games unique as an art form. But sadly, many don’t see what makes games so special. It is the goal of Anti Art Block to not only fight for, but make others understand our medium.
Paperstorm Portland December 5, 2011
On December 10th we will be doing our first event. This is a publicity event with the goal of spreading Anti Art Block and bringing in new members. We will meet up at Voodoo Doughnut at 1:00 pm. From there we will walk around Downtown Portland posting flyers everywhere we can, giving people handouts (and candy), and getting Anti Art Block better known, all while of course wearing our awesome creeper masks and rocking some video game remixes on a boom box. Along our route we will be making stops at Ground Kontrol, Guardian Games, Versis Entertainment Center, Pioneer Mall, and various Gamestops. We a limited number of masks, so email us and say that you are coming and reserve yourself a mask, or just bring something awesome to wear.
If you aren’t in the Portland area you can still help with this event! We will be recording the whole thing and posting it on the site, once we do, help spread it everywhere.
Operation Anti Art Block Has Begun! November 20, 2011
Video games are being censored in schools nationwide; school boards across the country have chosen to create internet filters that block anything marked under the category of “games”. This means video game databases, news sites, blogs and anything else that is marked under the category will be blocked. To block specific content is one thing, but to block an entire artistic medium is quite another. It isn’t so much the block that is the problem, but what the block represents, these blocks only further the false belief that video games are time wasters with no redeeming value. In removing these blocks we show the importance of games as an art form to the world. Schools should not block art, therefore, schools should not block video games. The time has come for schools and society to realize the artistic and educational merits of video games. Operation Anti Art Block is a movement with the goal of ending the censorship of video games in the educational system. We will do this by petitioning and having live demonstrations in schools nationwide. The time has come for gamers everywhere to stand up and fight for their medium!
This website will be the central nervous system of Anti Art Block, the forums, IRC, Twitter, Facebook, and Live stream will all be the platforms on that this movement utilizes. We will be posting news, content, and other good stuff on the site frequently so check back often.