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Art Game – An Unknown Eames Design
October 12, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - 12:30 amFree
One of the earliest consumer designs in interactive multimedia, and the first in arts education (for learning Impressionist painters), the “Art Game” is also notable as one the last completed projects from the legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames completed before his death in 1978. Funded by IBM as a research project long before the advent of the internet, the “game” was designed to guide viewers to recognize the styles of Impressionist painters by combining systematic game rules with skillfully written responses to user “guesses.” Presented by Jim Hoekema, a Newburgh resident of nearly 20 years, who led the Art Game project at the Eames office 40 years ago.