Video games zap their way into top New York museum
NEW YORK (AFP) - Pac-Man and other legends from the video game world became the latest and perhaps most unlikely additions to the Museum of Modern Art's (Moma) illustrious collections in New York on Friday.
Fourteen games were displayed in the elegant contemporary design gallery on the third floor as part of a wider exhibition called Applied Design, which celebrates trends in contemporary design.
Pac-Man (1980) and Tetris (1984) get the full treatment, mounted on small screens set into a dark wall. Each has an accompanying label that explains its history, while Pac-Man gets an additional display, called a distella map, of its original code.
A neighbouring room featured Myst from 1993, Another World (1991) and Sims from 2000, the air filled with music from the games.