Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

April 23, 2020
by Alex King

AFB’s Terms of Art #24: Installation

Now that increasing numbers of people are stuck at home and sheltering in place, I figured I’d do a little series. Every weekday for the duration of this intense period, I’ll post a short definition of some term in/related to aesthetics and philosophy of art. Let’s see how this goes! See them all here. The theme this week is art world stuff. Up today: Terms of Art #24: installation

March 2, 2017
by Aesthetics for Birds

JAAC X AFB Discussions #3: Tavinor on Video Games

Welcome to the third AFB x JAAC Discussion! Today, we will be looking at “What’s My Motivation? Video Games and Interpretive Performance” by Grant Tavinor, available in the Winter 2017 volume, 75 (1) of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (JAAC), online here. Grant is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Lincoln University, NZ and author of the book The Art of Videogames. And big thanks to C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University) for providing the critical précis. Grant’s response follows that, and they will both be available to discuss your questions and thoughts in the comments! Check it all out below the fold.