“Asian American Arcade”

Last week, a special exhibit devoted to the “interplay between video games and Asian Pacific American Experience” (as stated on the call for art) opened at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, WA. My brother, Edmond Chang (Ph.D. candidate, UW English), served on the community advisory committee that helped put this exhibit together and also designed a short live-action roleplaying/alternate-reality game for the exhibit opening last Thursday night.

The exhibition features, among others, Jenova Chen and his work on games like Flower. When I interviewed Jenova in 2010, he described his own experience moving from Shanghai to California as a driving impetus for Flower‘s bucolic imagery and the game’s thoughtful consideration of the relationship between urban and rural landscapes.

The exhibit is open until June 17. Please check it out!