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"andrew ervin" Discussed on Something You Should Know

Something You Should Know

12:43 min | 1 year ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on Something You Should Know

"Video Games are huge. Whether it's a little game you play on your phone or tablet or whether you're playing one of those big epic games on an xbox or playstation Shen Video Games are everywhere. They're big business but accept his mindless entertainment. Are they really something worth looking at more closely could could they in fact be an art form. And should we care here to discuss. That is Andrew Ervin. He is a novelist a writer and his new book is called bit by bit. How Video Games transformed our world? Welcome Andrew Thank you Mike. It's good to be here. So what is it that you see as so significant ignificant about video games that may be lost on on the rest of us I guess since since we lived in caves We used smoke okay and Fire and shadow to animate the pictures we drew on the walls We were doing something very similar now. The that innate human need for killing and sharing stories is being done right now. By video games in ways that are are super interesting and super exciting. Well one of the concerns earns. I know a lot of people have about video games. Yes they're telling stories but the most popular games the ones people play are stories about shooting people and blowing things up and and that's kind of what video games are that. That's sad and true You're absolutely right Mike that that is the common perception and it has that perception with with good reason that the bestselling games every year. Our first person shooters And these Games are are As disturbing to me as as I think they would be. TQ or any Anybody there they're very upsetting for the most part. Even shooting digital representations of things bothers me a great deal but just as the most popular Hollywood movies tend to be you know superheroes beating each other up and blowing up the world or saving the World Video Games do the same thing but that doesn't mean there aren't also great cinema movies coming around. The local art house is showing great stories Video Radio Games work this much the same way that yes there are huge explosive blockbusters knows tend to be the ones that get all the attention And and get the most fans but they're still these great little games out there that I hope more people will start paying attention to games like what well The Museum of Modern Art in New York has started to add had some video games to their collection. That's a good place to start Everybody I know now has an iphone so there there's one game in moments collection called passage. Judge it takes five minutes to play and within that five minutes of a very simple even crude looking game. We experienced the entire lifetime of one character. Uh of one Avatar And it's a profoundly moving experience because every decision we make in the game opens up new options and closes off some which to me sounds an awful lot like my real life? What's the game? That's called passage by a man named Jason Rohrer Another other great iphone game In the Moma collection is caught cabot by an atom saltzman and this is almost the exact opposite. It's this kinetic Franek Doc Runner game that that the music is pounding. And get your heart pumping and and one can feel a true adrenaline rush I'm from this. Little simple game played on a phone so the range of human experiences and human emotions Now possible with this medium mm-hmm Is Very interesting to me but this but this is a tiny piece of the video game world. I mean this is not what when you talk to gaming people people this is this is not what they talk about. No that's true The there are also great games across every platform on your home computer. If you have a console hook up to your television like an xbox playstation We're getting to the point now. Mike where on whatever the technology that you have at at your disposal you can now find truly artistic experiences with video games. So where are where we headed with this. Where video games going or have have we reached a a bit of a plateau in the sense that that the majority of them are going to be violent? And they're going to be shooting things in that that's just because that's who plays the game are our teenage boys who like to shoot things and blow things up that that's who plays those games for sure. What I've learned in my research is that almost fifty percent of gamers are women that came as a surprise to me There are more people playing video games than ever before the age range is is Higher higher than I would. I thought you know it. It's GROWNUPS I I'm in my mid forties I. I'm a literary novelist. I I used to be an art critic and a classical music critic not out of very likely person to be writing a book about video games but for for those of us with with real intellectual curiosity it. It's at the point now where we can't ignore what this medium has to teach us. And what is this medium have to teach us all the things that we would want from any work of art. A great novel can in can teach US empathy Ah Great Painting an opera. All of these things can can broaden. Our emotional palettes can teach us different ways of thinking about ourselves in thinking about our world. They're great video games such as a journey which is on the playstation created by a man named Genova Chen that the experience. It's our of feeling lost and lonely and searching for something and trying to solve puzzles It it is beautiful and and transformative as an artistic experiences of citizen Kane or or ulysses and I say this as a huge wells fan fan as as the world's biggest Joyce Fan It it's really exciting to see that this new form a new medium is is is able to do some of the same things. But you know it's interesting. I have two boys fifteen antenna and the the other day I saw them playing Pong really really I thought well. That's that's interesting now. That's a game I I can play that. Yeah Ponsa classic it is. And what's what's it's going to happen with with Owen is He's learning at. This new high-speed visual rhetoric visual vernacular that that we didn't learn growing up That he's being subjected to or having access to a whole new kind of reading the world and he's doing it with the fingertips he's doing it with us is. He's doing it with with a set of tools that we weren't using in quite the same way and I think that's that's spectacular. I think this is great. And what's going to happen. Is I think what happened to us for for a previous generation is we got to a point Where the controllers that we would use to play the game got so complicated and so complex that so many buttons that began to feel like work it began to feel feel like this is no longer fun to play a game And I think part of the the popularity of something like the we With with the different kinds of controllers is it brought some of US old timers back into the fold but someone like Owen. He's never going to have that learning curve the the way we did well but he had a we and and he doesn't play it anymore I wonder why that is. Maybe he'll get back to it. Maybe because it was So radical to us is exactly why it's Monday to him that you know the the what made that compelling to to those who grow up with one joystick always sticking one button you know maybe that that's no longer exciting for someone who's WHO's used to three graphics and all these other elements comet right and when I think of we I think like we bowling and we tennis and Ping Pong and and you know where you are. You're hitting a ball or you're are doing something as opposed to fantasy total fantasy. Where you're you know on another planet blowing up monsters? That's right the the interface of the we though is is what made it radical and. I don't think that Nintendo's creators really found the right games for that console to to bring out that potential well in the actual way we inner we interact with the game was was fantastic. But then it's interesting how it works that that because the Games aren't what people want and then there's fewer games and then there's sewer games in that even if they wanted to play the there's no games for it now that's exactly exactly it And it it's like the Hollywood syndrome with the the superhero movies. And I I enjoy these movies. I'll go see them and everything but you know. It's the same story retold in different costumes and we see that with with video games. In the sequel. After sequel after sequel of the blockbusters but it's it is worth Searching out the more thoughtful on the more interesting games the ones that are created by by Some artists and people who work in academia. The my book is is trying to address Those of us. Who who want to know more about this medium But Joe don't really trust that the violence and the the blockbuster mentality I've often joked with my son about how you know what. Why don't you get a game about cake decorating or something? You know it. Ah He said well. There aren't any and and why would I wanNA play that and and I think that there is a concern that that parents have that that just like they have have about the violent movies that that this breeds violence and that that this is something to be concerned about if you're a parent of a boy or girl all that's playing these Games There's definitely been a huge debate about that. So the the difference are or the combination of real world violence in video video game violence and I don't think there's ever going to be a firm answer to that I personally don't enjoy violent games. I don't have kids kids but I I I don't play them with my young nephews It's simply a kind of Experience that that doesn't interest me But there are games if if not about cake decorating and I wouldn't be surprised if you could find that There's a game called flour and it's the entire game involves I'm fine around through through flower gardens And it sounds kind of silly. Maybe but it's also this this new kind of storytelling ailing this new kind of digital interaction. That that is beautiful and the music's interesting and and we can. We can connect to two things in this medium. That aren't violent aren't angry. aren't aggressive. They are out there And those are the exact games that I've tried to write about. Yeah well it's it's interesting that I think a lot of us would think that there aren't enough of those to write a book about that. It's it's really a that's very fringy. Part of the video game business business That's right And those games probably don't make a lot of money so there's very little incentive to To keep making them But writing in a novel is a leap of Faith and trust me on that Creating a painting in in your studio is a leap of faith. There's there's no oh telling If the work an artist does is ever going to find an audience if she's ever going to have have viewers But there are people taking that same mentality sitting at their computers that designing things interactive experiences emotional experiences that Not Knowing if people are going to look at them we're not And obviously there are many of them that will never hear of Every once in a while a game will come out. The that's truly remarkable and I can. I can help point people to those so we we sort of talked about but we went a different direction. But where where do you see the future of video games. What's the what's the next big thing? Do you think people have been talking about virtual reality for so long that it sort of the the boy who cried wolf a little bit Maybe there will be some.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on The Book Review

The Book Review

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on The Book Review

"Joining us now to talk about what we're reading my colleagues, Greg Coles, levee Garrick and hey, guys. All right. Let's start with you. Because you've got an OD but Getty there. I am still making my way through. He's been now since February reading it on our kids school vacation in February. And I tore through the first hundred pages. And I thought this is going to be great. And then since then it's been kind of as I can fit it in or and other things this weekend. I had uninterrupted reading time which is a rarity for me. But I took my son up to Boston on a trip and spent a lot of time just kind of sitting in a library with Ulysses. And last time that I talked about Ulysses on the podcast. I was reading the NAS IKA section the part where bloom masturbate on the beats. It's the part that got the book into so much trouble with the censors. I finished that section and actually finished the subsequent section after it. Which is the oxen in the sun section opens in the maternity ward of a hospital and closes in a bar with kind of an end, the style moves from very old formal style right up to kind of superman. Honor and super slaying Dublin Irish style as they hit the bar, and I it is incredibly off putting the formal language that he starts with. But you're set up for it. Because the NAS IKA thing opens with this kind of fake romantic language, and you realize that what he's doing is imitating the styles of other writers. And so when you realize that that's what's going on in oxygen in the sun. It becomes a lot more digestible, and you kind of make your way through that way. Do you guys multi read like d read more than one book at a time? Are you a one book more than one book at a time? I feel like it's impossible to certainly. Yeah. I do as well, but often like one book kind of hijack me for. I have a few going at the same time. Do you feel hijacked at this point? I I finished oxen in the sun. And so the next one it which is written in play form is the episode. I get hijacked by specific scenes, and it's like reading a story collection or something. And then you can put it down and pick it up again later. Yeah, I'm having that same experience right now with the science fiction collection of novellas because you don't have that kind of forward. Propulsion every time you finish one novella. It's you know, it's very easy to sort of to then set it down and come back later one thing that really struck me in this episode of Ulysses for the first time, I tweeted about this is that the buck mulligan Malachi mal again character that the book opens with stately plump mulligan, really suddenly seemed like a false Steph figured me. And I tweeted that out and the novelist Andrew Ervin said, well, maybe Falstaff in Mary wives of Windsor. But not the Henry plays and. And I'm not sure literary. Jerry. What are you reading? I am Rian Colson Whitehead intuition, est. Like I confess yesterday. I've not read any Colson Whitehead riches at this point seems embarrassing considering the many accolades, he's wine and the success of underground railroad. So I decided to start at the beginning with the internet, which is debut novel came out in nineteen ninety nine and Laverdure. Yes, it's the elevator. One very quick plot recap. It's about this woman. Lila may who existed in Gotham ask city where she is an elevator inspector. And she's the first black woman elevator inspector..

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

07:40 min | 2 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Video games are no longer a subculture. There are no longer just a little pastime. They are in many regards as big as Hollywood movies. They're as big as professional sports. That's Andrew Ervin. A critic and author who explores the past present and future of video games in his book bit by bit. How video games transformed I world and he's right last year's televised championship of the game league of legends. Drew a staggering thirty six mil. Million viewers about fifteen million more than watch the cubs beat the Indians in game seven of the World Series and five million more than tuned into the decisive game seven of the NBA finals, Ervin says, whether we all notice it or not video games have become as major and entertainment medium is anything else. There's an perhaps too easy parallel to draw with the history of cinema. That's a useful analogy, and it takes us pretty far, but not all the way where the early days of cinema. It was merely a technical achievement. That cinema was great. Because all of a sudden, they're moving pictures, then all of a sudden their sound with them. And then there's color and all of these different technical advances helped people who were thinking in terms of artistry, and south expression, they started to use these tools to their advantage. Orson Welles certainly didn't invent cinema. But he revolutionized it he demonstrated that it is a valid artistic platform or art form. We sold the same sort of development with video games where beginning in nineteen fifty eight at a government lab on Long Island. We had a game called tennis for two that by any definition. Today's is crude and frankly, boring, but every generation added to the technical prowess at our fingertips, of course, with growing popularity video games have very famously been scorned. The game doom has been blamed for emboldening the Columbine shooters in the months leading up to the massacre. More recently, parenting groups have come out against games, like call of duty and mortal Kombat for exposing children to increasingly realistic violence, Ervin says, this isn't so much of a problem with video games, as it is something the entire culture needs to reckon with people don't understand that video games are just another form of expression. They're still seen as something other than what were custom to from our storytelling media and a large part of. Of that. I think has to do with the perception of video games as violent most people when we think of video games, we think of guns and militaristic shoot em ups first person shooter games, and it's true. That those are often the most popular and bestselling games every year, just as the most popular and bestselling films tend to be quite violent. But at the same time just as though there's a lot of violence at the Cineplex. There are also the local art house theaters showing great thoughtful, quiet contemplative films video games work the same way. There are an enormous number of really beautiful smaller games or independent games. Made by individuals who are trying to get some idea across Ervin says, it's important for people to see video games as more than just violent. He says there's so much more to the vast library of games than just first-person shooters video games, can teach empathy. They can teach social skills. Video games can teach. Each high-level problem solving. They can be as maddening in some regards as the most difficult crossword puzzles they can teach us motor control in some regards. There are frivolous video games. There are video games that are as junky and has brain candy like as the worst Hollywood spectacles. But there are also video games that are are working at a deep intellectual level and making us rethink the world and our own assumptions about urban says that as a child of the nineteen seventies. The light bulb that video games could be more than just disposable entertainment went off in his mind when he was just a kid. It's one of those experiences that right now, we take it. So for granted, it's so mundane that we no longer think about it. There was a game called adventure on the Atari twenty six hundred. And this was the first game where there was an avatar on the screen that represented us as players. And of course, this is obvious. Now, we have avatars and every game we play where all these characters and all these games. But the first time that we saw that. Or I saw that was this little innocuous square on an Atari twenty six hundred that all of a sudden that was me somehow on the screen, and I'm also sitting on the floor of the living room with the control or the joystick in my hand that represents a fundamental shift in what it means to be human. And that sounds like a grand statement. But I I think it's true that Walt Whitman famously said, I am large I contain multitudes. And he was speaking about how each of us has an individual has all of these different voices and personalities and attitudes, and we are complex difficult creatures with that little square in adventure for the first time. It wasn't that I contain multitudes. It's that I am multitudes. I am more than one thing at one time. And as time has gone on Ervin says that experience has become even more engaging is the video game industry has grown more. And more vast the greatest strength of the video game, medium is the diversity of games and kind of games, and that goes along with the diversity of the players themselves. Everybody plays games. Now. Every demographic every age group. It's a very exciting thing. And I think that speaks to what makes this medium slightly different from books, which I love, obviously, I've written a book there's an interactivity to reading there's an interactivity to watching a movie, I don't think we're merely passive viewers. But when we play video game there can be a social aspect that is enormously rewarding. And I think that communal experience of telling and sharing and experiencing stories together is very exciting Ervin says that ultimately. Like films before them, the DO games have transcended their status as a technical achievement and become something more powerful general idea that I started with is Kennedy again be a work of art has the definition of what we consider art broadened enough or have video games progressed enough as a medium that they've become artful. And what I've discovered is that the latter is certainly true that there are video games right now that are doing all the things that great movies do and great books. Do great television. Does we're seeing that more in video games now across any platform. You might have at your disposal their artistic games that you can find that are going to make you think about the world differently and think about yourself differently, even on your iphone or your cell phone. There's a game called passage created by a man named Jason for the museum of modern art in New York has added this game to their permanent collection, which I think says something it takes five minutes to play the game. And. Within the five minutes. You will experience an entire lifetime in the life of a character. It starts in use the game ends at old age and eventually death. And what seems like a simple video game raise questions about mortality itself. To me is tremendous and passage isn't alone. Ervin also recommends the ipad game monument valley and the PlayStation three game journey for people looking for more artful video games to really make them think.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

07:43 min | 2 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"It can get more viewers than a World Series game. Video games are no longer a subculture. They're no longer just a little pastime. They are in many regards as big as Hollywood movies. They're as big as professional sports. That's Andrew Ervin. A critic and author who explores the past present and future of games in his book bit by bit. How video games transformed I world and he's right last year's televised championship of the game league of legends. Drew a staggering thirty six. Million viewers about fifteen million more than watch the cubs beat the Indians in game seven of the World Series and five million more than tuned into the decisive game seven of the NBA finals, Ervin says, whether we all notice it or not video games have become as major and entertainment medium is anything else. There's an perhaps too easy parallel to draw with the history of cinema. That's a useful analogy, and it takes us pretty far, but not all the way where the early days of cinema. It was merely a technical achievement. That cinema was great. Because all of a sudden, they're moving pictures and all of a sudden their sound with that. And then eventually there's color and all of these different technical advances helped people who were thinking in terms of artistry and self expression, they started to use these tools to their advantage. Orson Welles certainly didn't invent cinema. But he revolutionized it he demonstrated that it is about Arctic platform or art form. We sold the same sort of development with video games where beginning in nineteen fifty eight at a government lab on Long Island. We had a game called tennis for two that by any definition. Today's is crude and frankly, boring, but every generation added to the technical prowess at our fingertips, of course, with growing popularity video games have very famously been scorned. The game doom has been blamed for emboldening the Columbine shooters in the months leading up to the massacre. More recently, parenting groups have come out against games, like call of duty and mortal Kombat for exposing children to increasingly realistic violence, Ervin says, this isn't so much of a problem with video games, as it is something the entire culture needs to reckon with people don't understand that video games are just another form of expression. They're still seen as something other than what we're accustomed to from our storytelling media, a large part of. Of that. I think has to do with the perception of video games as violent most people when we think of video games, we think of guns and militaristic shoot 'em up first person shooter games. And it's true. That those are often the most popular and bestselling games every year, just as the most popular investment films tend to be, you know, quite violent. But at the same time just as though there's a lot of violence at the Cineplex. There are also the local art house theaters showing great thoughtful, quiet contemplative films video games work the same way. There are an enormous number of really beautiful smaller games are independent games. Made by individuals who are just trying to get some idea across Ervin says, it's important for people to see video games as more than just violent. He says there's so much more to the vast library of games than just first-person shooters video games, can teach empathy. They can teach social skills. Video games can teach. Each high level problem solving. They can be as maddening in some regards as the most difficult crossword puzzles they can teach us motor control in some regards. There are frivolous video games. There are video games that are as junky and has brain candy like is the worst Hollywood spectacles. But there are also video games that are are working at a deep intellectual level and making us rethink the world, and our own assumptions about it Ervin says that as a child of the nineteen seventies the lightbulb that video games could be more than just disposable entertainment went off in his mind when he was just a kid. It's one of those experiences that right now, we take it. So for granted, it's so mundane that we no longer think about it. There was a game called adventure on the Atari twenty six hundred. And this was the first game where there was an avatar on the screen that represented us as players. And of course, this is obvious. Now, we have avatars in every game we play where all these characters and all these games. But the first time that we saw that. Or I saw that was this little innocuous square on an Atari twenty six hundred that all of a sudden that was me somehow on the screen, and I'm also sitting on the floor of the living room with the control or the joystick in my hand that represents a fundamental shift in what it means to be human. And that sounds like a grand statement. But I think it's true that Walt Whitman famously said, I am large I contain multitudes. And he was speaking about how each of us does an individual has all of these different voices and personalities and attitudes, and we are complex difficult creatures with that little square in adventure for the first time. It wasn't that I contain multitudes. It's that I am multitudes. I am more than one thing at one time. And as time has gone on Ervin says that experience has become even more engaging is the video game industry has grown more and more vast the greatest strength of the video game medium is that diversity of games and kind of games, and that goes along with the diversity of the players themselves. Everybody plays games. Now. Every demographic every age group. It's a very exciting thing. And I think that speaks to what makes this medium slightly different from books, which I love, obviously, I've written a book there's an interactivity to read and there's an interactivity to watching a movie, I don't think we're merely passive viewers. But when we play video games, there can be a social aspect that is enormously rewarding. And I think that communal experience of telling and sharing and experiencing stories together is very exciting Ervin says that ultimately. Like films before them video games have transcended their status as a technical achievement and become something more powerful than general idea that I started with is Kennedy again be a work of art has the definition of what we consider art broadened enough or have video games progressed enough as a medium that they've become artful. And what I've discovered is that the latter is certainly true that there are video games right now that are doing all of the things that great movies do and great books. Do great television. Does we're seeing that more in video games now across any platform. You might have at your disposal their artistic games that you can find that are going to make you think about the world differently and think about yourself differently, even on your iphone or your cell phone. There's a game called passage created by a man named Jason for the museum of modern art in New York has added this game to their permanent collection, which I think says something it takes five minutes to play the game. And. Within that five minutes. You will experience an entire lifetime in the life of a character. It starts in youth. The game ends at old age and eventually death and to have what seems like a simple video game raise questions about mortality itself. To me is tremendous and passage isn't alone. Ervin also recommends the ipad day monument valley and the PlayStation three game journey for people looking for more artful video games to really make them think.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

07:40 min | 2 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Video games are no longer a subculture. They're no longer just a little pastime. They are in many regards as big as Hollywood movies. There's big as professional sports. That's Andrew Ervin. A critic and author who explores the past present and future of video games in his book bit by bit. How video games transformed I world and he's right last year's televised championship of the game league of legends. Drew a staggering thirty six. Million viewers about fifteen million more than watch the cubs beat the Indians in game seven of the World Series and five million more than tuned into the decisive game seven of the NBA finals, Ervin says, whether we all notice it or not video games have become as major and entertain been medium is anything else. There's an perhaps to easy parallel to draw with the history of cinema. Does he useful analogy, and it takes us pretty far, but not all the way where the early days of cinema. It was merely a technical achievement. That cinema was great. Because all of a sudden, they're moving pictures and all of a sudden their sound with them, and eventually there's color and all of these different technical advances helped people who are thinking in terms of artistry, and south expression, they started to use these tools to their advantage. Orson Welles certainly didn't invent cinema. But he revolutionized it he demonstrated that it is a ballot artistic platform or art form. We sold the same sort of development was video games where beginning in nineteen fifty eight at a government lab on Long Island. We had a game called tennis for two that by any definition. Today's is crude and frankly, boring, but every generation added to the technical prowess at our fingertips, of course, with growing popularity video games have very famously been scorned. The game doom has been blamed for emboldening the Columbine shooters in the months leading up to the massacre. More recently, parenting groups have come out against games, like call of duty and mortal Kombat for exposing children to increasingly realistic violence, Ervin says, this isn't so much of a problem with video games, as it is something the entire culture needs to reckon with people don't understand that video games are just another form of expression. They're still seen as something other than what were custom to from our storytelling media and a large part of. That I think has to do with the perception of video games as violent most people when we think of video games, we think of guns and militaristic shoot em ups first person shooter games, and it's true that those are often the most popular and bestselling games every year, just as the most popular and bestselling films tend to be quite violent. But at the same time just as though there's a lot of violence at the Cineplex. There are also the local art house theaters showing great thoughtful, quiet contemplative films video games work the same way. There are an enormous number of really beautiful smaller games or independent games. Made by individuals who are just trying to get some idea across Ervin says, it's important for people to see video games as more than just violent. He says there's so much more to the vast library of games than just first-person shooters video games, can teach empathy. They can teach social skills. Video games can teach. High level problem solving. They can be as maddening in some regards as the most difficult crossword puzzles they can teach us motor control in some regards. There are frivolous video games. There are video games that are as junky and as brain candy like as the worst Hollywood spectacles. But there are also video games that are are working at a deep intellectual level and making us rethink the world and our own assumptions about it Ervin says that as a child of the nineteen seventies. The light bulb that video games could be more than just disposable entertainment went off in his mind when he was just a kid. It's one of those experiences that right now, we take it. So for granted, it's so mundane that we no longer think about it. There is a game called adventure on the Atari twenty six hundred. And this was the first game where there was an avatar on the screen that represented us as players. And of course, this is obvious. Now, we have avatars in every game we play where all these characters and all these games. But the first time that we saw that. Or I saw that was this little innocuous square on an Atari twenty six hundred that all of a sudden that was me somehow on the screen, and I'm also sitting on the floor of the living room with the control or the joystick in my hand that represents a fundamental shift in what it means to be human. And that sounds like a grand statement. But I think it's true that Walt Whitman famously said, I am large I contain multitudes. And he was speaking about how each of us has an individual has all of these different voices and personalities and attitudes, and we are complex difficult creatures with that little square in adventure for the first time. It wasn't that I contain multitudes. It's that I am multitudes. I am more than one thing at one time. And as time has gone on Ervin says that experience has become even more engaging is the video game industry has grown more and more vast the greatest strength of the video game medium is that diversity of games and kind of games, and that goes along with the diversity of the players themselves. Everybody plays games. Now. Every demographic every age group. It's a very exciting thing. And I think that speaks to what makes this medium slightly different from books, which I love, obviously, I've written a book there's an interactivity to reading there's an interactivity to watching a movie, I don't think we're merely passive viewers. But when we play a video game there can be a social aspect that is enormously rewarding. And I think that communal experience of telling and sharing and experiencing stories together is very exciting Ervin says that ultimately. Like films before them video games have transcended their status as a technical achievement and become something more powerful than general idea that I started with the as Kennedy again be a work of art has the definition of what we consider art broadened enough or have video games progressed enough as a medium that they've become artful. And what I've discovered is that the latter is certainly true that there are video games right now that are doing all the things that great movies do and great books. Do great television. Does we're seeing that more and video games now across any platform. You might have at your disposal. There are games that you can find that are going to make you think about the world differently and think about yourself differently, even on your iphone or your cell phone. There's a game called passage created by a man named Jason for the museum of modern art in New York has added this game to their permanent collection, which I think says something it takes five minutes to play the game. And. Within that five minutes. You will experience an entire lifetime in the life of the character. It starts in youth. The game ends at old age and eventually death and dad what seems like a simple video game. Raise questions about mortality at self to me is tremendous and passage isn't alone. Ervin also recommends the ipad game monument valley and the PlayStation three game journey for people looking for more artful video games to really make them think.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WDRC

"To the program after too long an absence because he's been busy writing bestselling books you'll remember him for black hawk down but of course there are thirteen asserted twelve other books in addition the black hawk down and he is the author and residents ads is what i read in the trivia the two you're an author andrew ervin's edsa delaware university this round you ever go where you what but i've been there for about the last six years does that mean they just park you want an office and let you rights and die for him not have to teach glasses or or do anything else glad i i was painting glasses and uh i enjoyed it very much but i decided to move away from it and concentrate on the writing now now i'm i'm not that old i mean i'm fifty eight but i i remember vietnam as a teenager in the middle school or a junior high school student but i've been getting you take out of showing this book to some of my younger colleagues and saying what do you think of this book and they say hugh and i say no its way and we all new way even as a teenager i knew what way was and i knew but i didn't i didn't know the story as you've told it in ways 1968 it is a deeds being described as a fantastic accomplishment of journalism to write about something that happened that long ago vote was so significant to the entire course of the vietnam war so would you please set the scene for my audience sure and i remember all this while i was a teenager in high school when this happen and i think everybody who was um you know reading and thinking uh at the time i was acutely aware of what was going on but the united states had entered the warned vietnam directly in 19th 65 beginning to send combat troops in engaging in direct fighting with the north vietnamese vietnamese in the va cong and in the uh three years from 1960 five the 1968 uh they had uh dealt substantial blows to the enemy but the war had reached a kind of stalemate um at the same time um the american command personified by general william westmoreland had been assuring the president and the american people that the.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"Thoughts and prayers are not enough i just want people like talking about it and then not doing anything people keep like thing our thoughts and prayers and all these things but it doesn't make a difference if nothing ever changes like just happens over and over again and people are dying and like it seems like it doesn't matter because like what our thoughts and prayers going to do when people are already dead trumpcare played adviser woodgate's is working on a plea deal with special counsel robert models office indicating he may cooperate in their investigation corresponded sara murray white house is insisting that they are not concerned about a potential plea deal in this case they don't believe muller has any interest in gates or manafort activities during the presidential campaign or during the transition one white house official tells me if gates cooperates against manafort that's nothing to us although we are hearing from people close to the president that he does feel personally sorry that gates and manafort have been drug into this legal mass as a result of the russian investigation trouble for a california leader of the house strict me to move money for chefs of a female warmaker at the center of the movement say she's just as guilty when it comes to inappropriate if here jim roope explains what she's describing as inappropriate is exactly what happened to me daniel fierro we reported last week alleges california assembly woman christina garcia named by time magazine is one of its persons of the year silence breaker in exposing it speaking out against sexual harassment groped him now four more staffers two men and two women say garcia often drank alcohol and our office in engaged in inappropriate conversation american skier mikhail a schifferer leaving kyung chung with less hardware than she'd filter routes the podium and the woman slalom thursday event suddenly for fourth place i'm elliot francis their 3s andrew ervin.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on KOIL

"Of from peter stroke till lisa page and lisa page to it's sort of the twentyfirst century version of that the text messages right but sadly and this is very tragic my heart breaks for them uh one of the text messages on june twenty third of two thousand seventeen last year just months ago long after the election lisa page texted her her lover her lover text to her lover these words please don't ever text me again my heart breaks for them police are what i wonder what could have gone wrong now we're going to have to get to the bottom of that we should appoint a special prosecutor to find out why they broke up right so lisa page apparently no longer committing adultery with her adulterous forty friend mr honorable over there at the fbi peter stroke i wonder what could have led to the demise of their loving relationship it seems so you know kind of bread sort of loggins of messina hohmann oats and then suddenly came to a screeching halt zenon ozzy osbourne gone away i'm still broken up about it do you have an independent hey there did 3s andrew ervin's from the.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"To the white house the democratic rebuttal of a gop memo highly critical of the fbi democratic congressman eric swore well ways then hopefully the president allows the memo to go to the public free from any political at its i will just say this is a dangerous precedent though for an ongoing investigation to occur and for evidence to be put out in the public while investigators are still interviewing witnesses however we believe what the republicans did last week with their false memo was so poisonous that the only antidote would be to correct the record and give the public the full picture president must now decide within five days the to allow the release of that memo published reports claim several of president trump's lawyers have advised him not to sit down for an interview with special counsel robert muller held brown tells morris is this dancer the president's legal team a week ago we reported that they believe that robert muller hasn't met the threshold to interview the president they don't want the president to sit down with robert muller and his team because this high called the president's lawyer has said on the record he believes its apart or a trap and they want to prevent this from happening they want to prevent any type of fishing expedition was another worth day on wall street monday as the dow plunged more than eleven hundred fifty points but white house says don't worry bob costantini tells why when the president was flying back from cincinnati his spokesman russia commented on the falling stocks look markets to fluctuate in the short term he said we all know that but the fun the medals of this economy are very strong and they're headed in the right direction the big drop came on the day mr trump's choice to head the federal reserve jerome powell was sworn in the markets are concerned about the fed raising interest rates as a hedge against inflation ori say in iowa a dancing with the stores tourbus bus was involved in a massive in fatal pile up overnight on eighty near aims bus was part of abc shows live light up the night tour no one on the bus was killed i'm elliot francis hey there did 3s andrew ervin from the.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WCTC

WCTC

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WCTC

"That's the small and because you know once he gets over ten inches than i going to a bigger snow blower but disallowed twice fives numerous do that we can i do not to them to have these heated matt that every year i say to myself i'm going to buy them mckay till like six foot by i think three fee and they're like a few hundred dollars you plug a man and then you can interconnectiveness of like that now it's in the so far how cool would it be to have that and then when i go out there it takes me literally two seconds to make a path six foot by right 330 really had a snowball ready right right zoning are hooked marvin you got to have the wiring or the electricity andrew ervin a too much of a pain so well what else are we also these gorgeous dawn air what it does depend on how watt yaohan wobbles white we yet less if it was left we get more right which would be if you're waubosa the left which would be eased the allows the leftists the west our content that say west don't say left say we're going to stay lee jars the i'm looking the left inland all right okay i'll look at a new jersey upside down exit a map upside down in a left is western the right is these ads again did you ever look at us map of united states upside down and say oh the west coast on the right to the last see west to all west three that's okay and that's it that's all i mean he goes east we get last the bureau's west we get more it looks like long long island is going to get pound the pretty good but we'll know more as the day goes on you know it's which city always gets pounded by these storms these coastal storms seabright boston boston are a big of i think blizzard conditions right the last news report was the american airlines clearing out of boston sheryl shutting down ready for deciding on the operation yup they say yeah this is a monster storm hum we're not going supposed to get the monster storm but they say that this snowstorm could be one of the strongest in the atlantic basin in decades really yup it's only dulat supposed to deliver a glancing blow.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"By eighteen the plagued laws dan he will be undergoing concussion protocol is career irving antigod caught with the now boll by at teammate erin veins and left the game did irving with a bloody nose sell he'll be of value waited up for the concussion but again as you know they've laws gordon hayward that was opening trade and the celtics losing their first two games in again winning 11 straight including tonight by their laws doug gordon hayward reid away game one opened the season and how horford as men's time marcus smart has missed time jason tatum as ms time so they keep losing players for valuable us by the he warning basketball games and down by ten the celtics win eleven in a row now and they are of course eleven and to andrew ervin by the way there leaning scores of that has been working out just right for the boston celtics have been averaging twenty two a game 6 assists a game so the deal from their end of it has paid off uh carmelo anthony uh no longer has to walk around above morning a fourgame losing strayed eyes streak with his oklahoma city thunder they broke that fourgame losing streak tonight down with a one twenty new uh one eleven win and are five in seven there are off to a bad start you have three guys on that g westbrook and georgian anthony and only one maskhadov all but dead tonight that day all got together and produced a win although anthony it is 31 minutes five four twelve from the floor and 14 points however for the first time in the history of uh of oklahoma city with the thunder somebody by the name a dead does a go by the name agents say summary that does go by the name of westbrook or harden or durand scored more than forty at wasn't anthony and or was in west rug paul george with forty two points to lead the way in their win over the.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"He's not in a chinese prison which i think is a huge positive did you notice by the way we got the ball that is not in a chinese viewers who noticed by the way in the rash markazi who of course was in china when all this broke because that's just how iraq is he's like zelic he is here to sell hagland's two forrest gump like who would have thought okay i'm going to go to china with ucla he's an he's an sec guy what what made him go on as there i think for some big game conference he wasn't therefore oh ucla of this had nothing to do so i was gonna say it would been so weird decided don't think amount 100 percent sure but i actually think of rush was there for something letelier unrelated but of course because he's rush yeah he did that happen he's there but a rash did a short video with the bars ask him a questions in this before the bar officially said i'm not gonna come this before the chinese prison well this was as chinese prisoners going on a fivestar chinese president it is a fancy luxury i would love to get sentenced to that prison nonetheless america i'm actually debating the pros and cons of stealing talking about on sung us the a month that that hotel does not so yeah i did if you've got a reasonably could reasonably good legs ordering andrew ervin says that going to ask pool seriously they're going to hear that their trials coming up right is there any way we delay the trial are now you're going to miss the something new that they do has to extend this thing but.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on The Weekly Planet

The Weekly Planet

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on The Weekly Planet

"Nice imagine that because that means it many black right now nbi what's the nba all john i w i love the fact of the cia i would be like you know what that look we don't like these guys videos they clearly just having a conversation and not breaking dan ten things we miss yeah let's kill them but go after them guy said the nbi is the national businesses to cheat of australia that's probably not it it's also the philippine consumer consulate oh all the northern beaches interchange is probably the nor beta theta change will never ghana's beaches again what else budweiser there are groundless by over the hate has it added it but it's really bases of height bile into it never is this was butterball made imola there's one motorway here from cinematic curve as yes it's to mate says just a heads up the internet is about to make hashtag bus baath myself with thing spread the word so that he can get ready for that by all right hashtag baath mesa all that's that's because of because we now have a planet broadcasting great night's facebook group whom created by only dead andrew ervin's look and yet is leading they'd like five or members in an already after a couple of ice it's way aggressive he want to join that aha moment i will be on this probably under an assumed name or under as mr south lebanon an idea of a something out now it's making of others live shows a below if you want it if you want to come along and see if you're in the area ability neumannova buddy bit of a look say have a bit of a juicy gained on the 25 boxes we said it's it's a very good bargain and probably depending on the quality of the show in the diet who now one of the best bargains great i wanna give you will find as mice and bloody and fun it's a weekly planet pot on facebook and j mallon twitter and band camp and on that we could see brown on twitter i'm at mr sunday move your support to show you gotta petrona com slash mr sunday movies truck in about if you want all couple box maybe five or ten bucks maybe we'll give you some little is content and we were going on that's ron.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"It and then we'll take tony in ohio okay number six andrew ervin there's a piece seen now c o n well in g h e oh man but there in bringing tony dahlia caring now you know the camera for hill tony thermal hayel eminently wrong it's outsi tony always a pleasure i know i know one of them for sure but i don't know i know one whom for sure and you'll have a venture book talking about the female amihai tony and now she is the emmy award winner mentioning her name okay gentleman is a very famous actor also an academy award winner oh he's a he's an actor yet what is the academy movie movies young emmys television who tony is broadway and i can't i can't get who i was going to get home rent one and could i don't think this guy who overplayed in the movie um one of the female i'm pretty sure doris gay no unfortunately mercilessly you have the right ear up but run gal it sure sounds like her dead does serum their similarity absolutely well then i i don't have any idea who it is i just i just wanted to say hello to you guy anyway we'll thing you now i'm going to give an oblique clue to the female sure burt reynolds said that for a reason i've already gift avenue well you know it is tony from ohio i've already will give us our nickname well what are we giving or another chance yes just to say the female yet just to say the female he played a female tsa dinah shore yes all right she's got half of it but unfortunately tony you don't win no i i don't i don't i don't know who but let let's tell the gang the listening is dinah shore and the other the other guests is the gentleman who's in academy would when i don't i don't know who here and you know why i said burt reynolds of course has he went on her show back in the heyday were everything he there were an item v gold or they lovers her own way yes game instant twinkle in the eye twinkle in the eye couple i really thought they were getting a married he was a lot younger than her well yes that was one of the problems of the age difference i don't.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The living those seven in the evening now this is the last hour of saturday august the 5th i meant to do today you today august 5th is army ginsburg birthday and then to calm say happy birthday banana full day i mentioned that joann earlier and it's it's too late all him now so i'll call him to moungali guests abode mid '80s easily easily but if by a miracle ernie is listening happy birthday ari me to any one of the great ones yep and literally leave off will we have two singers and you've got to identify them both and this is a tuffey but let me give a great hint gas one of them is an emmy award winner the other one is an academy award winner is two very well know people these are not shlef story will note let's play it for a few seconds more let's do it and then we'll take tony in ohio okay number six andrew ervin a see now c o n y in g h e oh man but there and bringing tony dahlia caring now you know the the camera throw hill tony thermal hayel eminently wrong it's outsi tony always a pleasure i know i know one of them for sure but i don't know i know one whom foreshore newlevel of richard book talking about the female among i tony now she is the emmy award winner mentioning her name okay gentleman is a very famous actor also an academy award winner oh he that he can actor yet what is the academy movie movies yum emmys television who tony is broadway and i can't i can't get who i was going to get comment one and could i don't think the guy who overplayed in the movie um one of the female i'm pretty sure doris day no unfortunately marked wireless thank you have the right ear up but run gal it sure sounds like her dead serum there are similar ready absolutely well then.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

KVNT Valley News Talk

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

"They are willing to kill because they don't believe that human beings are made in the image of god they don't believe that life is sacred they believe that the only thing that matters is is winning and day it's a demonic evil ideology but i think that we live in a time back to what you were saying we're people aren't really clear on what am i supposed to believe what do i believe what are my values when you grew up clearly there were values that you were willing to defend you understood good that they were important of that they might need to be defended with your life it seems to me that we've lost that to some extent blowing yorker russia air your local click countries reporter gosh germany italy supply uh america than rocket five i'm uh we creative democracies let them have the wrong live on the two countries we halt where i was allies on what were of russia and china seemingly are the enemies of the world and yeah we're all human there were all evacuated simonet eyes of nicer yours frie but like the black guy of world war through the oscar your arman create crime who scored because there were lack of even with everybody else they were and i have the same brand that uh i woke up a guy on our side new jersey why are living on a baen created on hillside nurture your mild with cover with swastikas bow with viking cardi certain our heroes all why all the jersey golf air andrew ervin come through georgia to enact town all work the same amount of the bonds the germanamerican born on paul callan we've photographs germany not because of what there were going we horta dromedary because hitler declared war on america america narrower war on dromedary there was a permanent german citizens are america of german cassatt right evac often or verse seven or eight days after world war we started from the summer seven require war america we truck route war if often we might be all speaking german or wherever ommission very wanna the thousandyear awry they wanted to occupy the world an angolan iraq your walk on through different fraud the truck the world of freedom but what do you think of the irony of the fact that we made.

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"andrew ervin" Discussed on What's Good Games

What's Good Games

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"andrew ervin" Discussed on What's Good Games

"There's lars steimer i tried branding brit took my name on instagram mining these two he has it used in five years what i can't seem to get this stupid username back so steimer almost everywhere except for instagram where i'm case timer and i'm at andrew ervin a almost everywhere on instagram i'm andrew rene underscore at the end lent out i will also be at san diego comecon so you listening to this on friday morning if you're in san diego listening to this be on your way to san diego i am honoured to be hosting the life is strange before the storm panel with square eunuchs 630 pm on a friday july twenty and the the details on that will be on my twitter you could also give it up on the comecon website i'll also be doing a guest appearance on the marvel gaming show more details on that soon uh but if you go are around and you wanna say hi all um try to stop i'll be floating around the con hit me up on twitter let me know at andrea rene and again be on the lookout we have packs west plans in the works it's going to be very exciting of so that's it for this thing hampering.

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