Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor of Science, Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore. Her primary research is on digital narratives with a continuing focus on virtual worlds, gender and cyberspace, video games, educational games, and fan production. She holds a Doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and a Master of Fine Arts in Children's Literature from Hollins University. She blogs for ProfHacker
on technology and pedagogy, and writes a column speculating on the future of technology and pop culture for CinCity2000, Future Fragments. She's on Twitter as @AnaSalter.
The new “Art of Video Games” exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is exceptional for its venue, if not its content or interpretation. Although The Strong International Center for the History of Electronic Games and The American Classic Arcade Museum hold collections of video games and offer venues for playable histories of the medium, the exhibition of video games in the Smithsonian marks an institutional endorsement of the medium as art form.