View Full Version : Please Value Your Education In The School Of Games

10-21-12, 05:10 AM
I once read a suggestion by conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, that you could drop all of culture into two broad categories (I paraphrase): ‚??High culture‚??, which is best appreciated with some formal education about what is going on with it (difficult literature, opera) and ‚??Low Culture‚??, which is basically everything in folk, primitive, and pop culture, for which education is not required. Sounds stupid and elitist, doesn‚??t it? Scruton himself admits many caveats, as I recall. But recently, well, I‚??ve started to think that perhaps it‚??s right. At least when it comes to videogames.

I speak with reference to this FT article (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/41f8bcc0-1158-11e2-a637-00144feabdc0.html#axzz29H2l6XIP) about a non-gamer judging videogames, and subsequent defences of the same (http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2012/10/why-we-shouldnt-dismiss-non-gamers-when-they-talk-about-games). Actually, no, I don‚??t think we really need to worry about what non-gamers think of games. And that is because, in this instance, we are the highly educated elite.

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