I'm the simple type. The basic state of art is for someone to create something. It may not be hard or complex. It may not inspire. That doesn't stop it from being art. Unless someone is a snob. But then, I like the movies that the critics don't and I have a Minecraft axe on my wall as a decoration.
My first Fanfest was 2013. A lot of things caught my attention and the time is flooded with memories, experiences, and reflections. Few things caught my attention like the presentation that they had at MoMA. I wasn't even expecting to like it. Art and art museums have never appealed to me. But, it was Fanfest and they played it during the keynote.
What I didn't expect was to remember it. The recording is almost nine minutes long. But one part caught me and changed something about how I saw the game. Call it inspiration, or beautiful, an epiphany, or just enthrallment I was captured.
What caught me and changed my mind from 'another video' to something I cannot forget was at a minute in when they show the player base entering and exciting the game. I find it breath taking. All of those people. All of them connected and intertwined. They work around and with each other knowingly and not. It is amazing.
This is one of the earliest things I asked for on the CSM. I felt that it represented something about Eve that was different from videos and stories. It showed the existence of the players. The players who, to me, are the game. That is me. That is my corp. That is people I have never known in places that I will never be.
All of us playing Eve.